Nepal Today

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

SURYA BAHADUR THAPA TO FIRST HEAD A UNITED PARTY OFPANCHAS Kathmandu, 15 May: Former Prime Mnister Surya Bahadr Thapa will first lead the united former parties of panchas—RPP and Rashtriya Janashakti Party (RJP).. RPP Chairman Pashupati SJB Rana said this Wednesday in the capital. Thapa heads the RJP. A four-day national unification meet of the two parties begins in the capital Friday. One thousand delegates of the parties have already arrived, coordinator Bhuban Pathak said. Pathak said a working relationship with democratic parties should be worked to ensure a democratic in the constituent assembly to promulgate a constitution. The parties agreed to a rotating leadership. Nnnn RUSSIAN KILLED ON EVEREST Kathmandu, 15 May: Aleksle Bolotov,50, a Russian national, was killed Wednesday after be was hot by a boulder He was climbing the 8848 meters high Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak. The Russian s the first foreigner to be killed on Everest which has claimed several Sherpa lives this spring on the 60th anniversary of the peak’s ascent by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary. Nnnn KARKI’S APPOINTMENT CHALLENGED IN COURT Kathmandu, 15 May: The Supreme Court today issued a show cause order in the name of the defendants in response to a writ petition seeking annulment of the appointment of former Chief Secretary Lokman Singh Karki to the post of the Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), RSS reports.. A single bench of Justice Ram Kumar Prasad Saha issued the order to this effect in the name of the Office of the President, Office of the Council of Ministers, the Constitutional Council, CIAA and CIAA Chief Karki, following preliminary hearing on a writ petition filed by advocate Om Prakash Aryal on May 12. The bench also ordered that the writ be presented before a joint bench on May 26 to decide whether or not a stay order needs to be issued, after the defendants put forth their views. Advocate Aryal had in the writ petition sought that the Supreme Court issue interim order halting activities like appointing, administering of oath of office and assigning responsibilities to Karki until his petition was finalized. Karki, who was implicated by the CIAA on abuse of authority while holding public office, was recommended by the Constitutional Council to head the anti-graft body and the President had subsequently appointed him to the high office. nnnn


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