Nepal Today

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SAPTARI CLOSED DOWN Kathmandu, 22 May: Saptari where an independent former lawmaker was murdered Monday night, was closed down Wednesday. Supporters of Sadrul Miya Haq demanded immediately identified and arrested. The Mahendra highway was closed and demonstrators the presence of the home mnister in the district. Meanwhile, a three-member probe team headed by an AIG reached the district Wednesday to begin work. The team has been asked to report to government in one week. Nnnn MAIN PRESENT ELECTORAL SYSTEM SAYS NEFIN Kathmandu, 22 Nov. NEFIN, a body pushing ethnic rights, presented a memorandum separately to Chairman of the Khil Raj Regmi and UML Chairman Jhanal Khanal, who is also head of a four-party high-level political committee, not to change present electoral set-i[. The body opposed a one percent threshold for registration for parties to contest proposed assembly elections. The move will adversely affect small parties, the memorandum said. Nnnn AUSSIE ASSISTANCE TO BE INCREASED Kathmandu, 22 May: New Australian Ambassador Glenn White assured his country will increase development to Nepal . Glenn told Finance Minister Shekhar Koirala assistance will be increased to $38 million annually. Nnnn FOUR SHERPA BROTHERS CLIMB EVEREST Kathmandu, 22 May: Four brothers of a single family of Gudel-4 in Solukhumbu district climbed Mt. Everest simultaneously, RSS reports from Solu.. Lhakpa Dorjee Sherpa, Tendi Sherpa, Lhakpa Tenji Sherpa and Ang Furba Sherpa climbed the world´s highest peak at 7:00 am on Monday morning, according to Tendi Sherpa, who also climbed Mt. Everest. They climbed Mt. Everest as climbing Sherpas from the Adventure Consultant Company. Meanwhile, three brothers of a family of Jubhing-1, Solukhumbu also climbed the Mt. Everest on Sunday morning. They are Pemba Wangchhu Sherpa, 29, Pemba Chhongba Sherpa, 25, and Pemba Gyaljen Sherpa, 22. nnnn


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