Nepal Today

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

NEPAL BOWL OUT MALAYSIA FOR JUST 69 RUNS UPDATE Kathmandu, 8 May: Nepal bowled out Malaysia for 69 runs in 22.4 overs in the last league match of the ACC U-19 Elite Cup Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur. Left-arm medium pacer and Vice-captain Avinash Karn took six wickets, Bhuvan Karki grabbed two wickets while Ygyaman Kumal and Sushant Bhari took one wicket each. nnnn. BINOD CHAUDHARY INVITED TO ATTEND FORBES 400 MEDIA SUMMIT Kathmandu, May 7:Binod Chaudhary, who was enlisted as a billionaire by the popular Forbes magazine, has been invited to attend Forbes 400 media summit to be held on 5th June 2013 in the US at New York. This summit invites limited personalities who are considered designed of future and ground breaking philanthropists from all over the world to interact on one selected theme every year. This year the theme is ‘Tackling the extreme global poverty’. Two hundred eminent personalities are invited to share the floor that includes Bono, Ted Turner, Bill Gates andWarren Buffet among others. Meanwhile, Chaudhary will be addressing a high profile gathering of global business leaders at MIT USA this June. Nnnn ROAD SAFETY WEEK OBSERVED FOR FIRST TIME IN NEPAL Kathmandu, 8 May: The World Road Safety Week, which the United Nations is celebrating worldwide from last year, has begun in Nepal from today [Tuesday], RSS reports., . The World Road safety Week, which is celebrated from May 6-12 across the world, is going to be celebrated for the first time in Nepal by organizing different programmes, said General Secretary of the Nepal Automobile Sports Association (NASA), Govinda Bhattarai. The week is going to be celebrated by organizing various programmes including public awareness rally, motor rally, women's motorcycle rally and national media seminar, said Bhattarai. 'Safety and rights of pedestrians' is the slogan of the Week. Under the one-week programme, pamphlets with public awareness massages related to road safety were distributed to pedestrians, drivers and public at different places of the capital including Babarmahal, Baneshwor, Koteshwor and Kalimati. The UN has been launching worldwide campaign for road safety by declaring 2011-2020 as road safety decade to improve the situation of road accidents as 1.4 million people are losing their lives and more than three million people are receiving long-term injuries from road accidents every year. Different organizations including the Swotantra Abhiyan Nepal and Road Safety Forum Nepal as well as youths under the leadership of NASA have been running different programmes related to road safety. Nnnn BIG FOUR DIFFER ON APPOINTMENT OF LOKMAN SINGH KARKI AS CIAA CHIEF Kathmandu, 8 May: The four major political forces --UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) -- represented in the High Level Political Committee have failed to agree on reconsidering the controversial nomination of Lok Man Singh Karki as head of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Republica reports.. A meeting of the big four held at the official residence of Chairman of Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi at Baluwatar discussed reconsidering Karki’s nomination as head of the anti-graft body in view of mounting protests from various quarters. While NC and the UML proposed withdrawing the nomination, the Maoists and UDMF stood against the idea, arguing that the matter was already beyond their jurisdiction. With the Maoists and UDMF stance, the NC and UML proposal is now futile as any decision in the HLPC requires unanimity. Talking to media after the meeting, UDMF Coordinator Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar said since the nomination of Karki was made unanimously by all the parties in the HLPC and the Constitutional Council (CC) had already forwarded the nomination to the president following the Supreme Court’s final verdict in the case, there was no point debating it now. “The chairman of the Interim Election Council and the president have to settle the issue now as per existing constitutional provisions,” he said, arguing that the matter was already beyond the jurisdiction of political parties. Earlier in the day, Chairman Regmi had reached the president’s office to brief President Ram Baran Yadav about CC recommendations for various positions in constitutional bodies. Issues like poll preparations and announcing a poll date also figured during the meeting. Amid mounting pressure not to endorse Karki’s recommendation, President Yadav had talked personally with top leaders of various parties about the matter. The four-party meeting at Baluwatar also dealt with finalizing the election-related ordinance as the parties have failed to agree on the percentage of seats for the proportional system, redrawing of election constituencies, the proportional system threshold and expenditure ceilings. According to Gachchhadar, Chairman Regmi is scheduled to call an all-party meeting Friday to discuss these issues. Nnnn


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