Nepal Today

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

LIMBUWAN STUDENTS CLOSE DOWN EASTERN REGION Kathmandu, 30 May: Students affiliated with Limbuwan Thursday closed down nine districts east of Arun river demanding student election in campuses under TU be conducted on proportional representation basis 6 June. Movement of vehicles on the Koshi and Mechi highways came to a complete halt following the strike call. Students had earlier padlocked campuses pressing demands. First campus elections in four years held normally every two years are uncertain. nnnn MEET ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Kathmandu, 30 May: A national meet to end violence against women Is being organized by All Nepal Women’s Sangh in the capital. Seven hundred representatives are participating in the two-day meet beginning Thursday.. UML women leader and widow of Madah Bhandari, Bidhaya, leads the body. . nnnn DEADLINE TO REGISTER PARTIES EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY. Kathmandu, 30 May: Wednesday’s deadline to register political parties for second constituent assembly elections has been extended until today [Thursday]. , Election Commission Sspokesman Nir Bahadur Rai said. The deadline was extended as Wednesday was a public holiday to mark republic day. Seventy-nine parties have registered so far the vote. Seventeen parties registered Wednesday. Nnnn MEDIA GOOGLE “In a press statement issued on Wednesday, Dahal’s [Prachanda’s] personal secretariat said, “we would like to inform that the news report that Chairman Prachanda had offered Rs 7.5 million to Tripathy's family for returning his grandson is baseless,” the statement reads. (The Kathmandu Post news report 30 May) nnnn


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