Nepal Today

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

LOKENDRA BAHADUR CHAND, RAJESHWOR DEVKOTA FORMING NEW PARTY DISAGREEING WITH RPP’S REPUBLICAN AGENDA Kathmandu, 7 May: Former Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand and Rajeshwor Devkota are forming a separate amid differences with RPP and Rashtriya Janashakti Party (RJP) meeting 17 May to launch a united party .with a republican agenda. The parties were launched by former panchas.ss0 Chand and Devkota opposed a republican agenda of RPP and RJP, The Chand, Debkora walkout comes at a time amid reports former panchayat government chiefs Dr..Tulsi Giri and Marich Man Singh are also launching a party with a monarchy agenda while disagreeing with Kamal Thapa of RPP-Nepal which advocates a Hindu state and constitutional monarchy.. Dr..Giri recently returned from India and plns to settle down n Nepal. Nnnn GOLD SLIPS RS.500 PER TOLA Kathmandu, 8 May: Gold price fell Rs. 500 per tola Wednesday Compared to Tuesday. Gold was being traded for Rs. 51,800 per tola while silver price remained unchanged at Rs.900 per tola. Nnnn DETAILS OF LOKMAN SINGH KARKI APPOINTMENT Kathmandu, 8 May: Protests were held in front of the official residence of President Dr, Ram Baran Yadav to protest the appointment of Lokman Singh Karki as CIAA chief Wednesday. There were no protests against appointments in other constitutional bodies. Former chief of Nepal Bar Association Sambhu Thapa and other ‘civil society’ members were arrested from Shital Niwas area. Acting Chief Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma administered oath of office and secrecy in the presence of Chairman of Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi and the president. Nnnn NC PRESIDENT AND MAOIST CHIEF DISCUSSIONS Kathmandu, 8 May: NC President Sushil Koirala and Maopist Chairman Prachanda held discussions at the Koirala residence Wednesday and discussed current issues. They were assisted by aides. They agreed to ask government to create an environment for constituent assembly elections. nnnn TWO MOTORCYCLISTS KILLED IN NAWALPARASI Kathmandu, 8 May: Two motorcyclists were killed in a collision with an unidentified vehicle overnight at Chainpur in Nawalparasi overnight. Cakuram Chaudhary and Krishana Chaudhary.were killed, police said. Nnnn 25 PARTIES REGISTERED WITH ELECTION COMMISSION Kathmandu, 7 May: Twenty-0five parties have registered with the election commission for constituent assembly elections ntil Tuesday, election officials said. Parties already registered for previous elections have to re-apply with every vote even though they will get the same election symbol. Nnnn CURFEW IN BAJURA WITHDRAWN Kathmandu, 8 May: A curfew in Bajura district headquarter was withdrawn three hours after it was slapped at three in the afternoon Tuesday for 15 hours. Parties called off their three-day agitation after government assurance development programmes will be implemented, including construction of a bailey bridge over Budi Gandaki. The curfew was slapped following widespread violence in which 13 persons were injured and protestors vandalized government buildings. Police resorted tofiri8ngs and loved teargas shells to quell riots. nnnn.


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