Nepal Today

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

VGOLD JUMPS RS.1,500 PER TOLA Kathmandu, 21 May: After gold price hit a record low in 23 months, its price increased by Rs, 1, 600,per tola Tuesday compared to Monday.. The yellow metal was being traded for Rs. 50,300 per tola even as buyers couldn’t buy the previous metal at lower prices. Nepal Rashtra Bank (NRB) has been asked by CIAA why gold isn’t available in the market to customers at lower prices. Nnnn FORMER INDEPNDENT MUSLIM LAWMAKER FROM SAPTARI KILLED Kathmandu, 21 May: Former independent lawmaker Sabdural Miya Haq of co0nstituence No.5 Saptari was killed overnight while sleeping at his home in Kalayanpur where he owned a petrol pump. He was stabbed in the stomach. The news of his murder by still unidentified person/persons broke out at 8.30 in the morning Tuesday. There are no sights of gunshot his body and he was killed while asleep. The former lawmaker was elected with 12,607 votes in the last constituent assembly elections. District Chief said Haq had NC leanings although he was elected as an independent. Nnnn GOVT., SP TALKS RESUME TUESDAY Kathmandu, 21 May: Government, Sadbhavana Party (SP) resume talks Tuesday after Monday’s discussions were inconclusive. The party is pressing 10 demand including official dates for constituency assembly elections, The terai party has threatened to resume death fast if talks are inconclusive. Nnnn VEHICULAR TRAFFIC DISRUPTED IN NAWALPARASI Kathmandu, 21 May: Vehicular traffic along the mahendra highway was diosrupted from Monday in central terai district of Nawalparasi. The disruption followed after a diversion was swept away on rain at Lokeshpur. Nnnn VOTE COUNTING BEGINS IN RPP Kathmandu, 21 May: Counting of votes for elections conduced Monday for 77 members of the central committee of RPP began Tuesday. morning. Newly elected chairman of the party Surya Bahadur Thapa will nominate 33 more members. Nabodebi Chaudhary and Renu Sah have been elected from quota for Madeshi women quota Dharma Raj Joshi from Mahakali and and Rana Bahadur Balayar from Seti. Nnnn LAXMAN ARYAL CHIEF OF METROPOLIS Kathmandu, 21 May: Laxman Aryal Monday took charge as CEO of the Kathmandu Municipal Corporation (KMC). He has been transferred from the National Planning Commission. Without elections for local bodies, government officials are running them. nnnn TIKA RAM THAPA COLLECTS A GOLD IN TRIATHLON Kathmandu, 21 May: Tika Ram Thapa collected a gold at the just concluded 2-13 Chizou ITU Premium Asia Cup Triathlon, an announcement said. Thapa competed in the event in the 20 to 29 years age group. nnnn CAPITAL’S TUESDAY TEMPERATURE Kathmandu, 21 May: Tuesday morning temperature at eight in the capital was 21 degrees Celsius. Mercury is expected to rise to 31 degrees Celsius in the afternoon on a rainy day. The capital overnight recorded 53mm rainfall. Nnnn COCONUT JATRA IN LALITPUR Kathmandu, 21 May: Coconut jatra is being observed Tuesday at Thali in Lalitpur. The jatra is conducted one day after the chariot with Rain God Rato Machindranath is towed there from Lagankhel. Coconut is tossed from atop the chariot to a waiting crowd. The auspicious day for pulling the chariot to Jawalakhel for the display of bhoto will also be made by a team of astro9logers Tuesday. The longest jatra of the country ends with the display. Nnnn US NATIONAL ARRESTED WITH 9JG GOLD . Kathmandu, 21 May: US national Iqbal Haq has been arrested with 9kg gold transiti9ng through TIA in Nepal to Bangladesh, Kantipur reports in its Tuesday editions. He arrived fromDubai onboard a Air Arabia flight. nnnn NEPALI, TWO INDIANS ARRESTED Kathmandu, 20 May: Police in Birgunj Monday presented before media two Indians and one Nepali carrying counterfeit Indian currency notes. Asaraful Sheikh of Jhapa, was arrested with Kiran Giri of Motihari and Mohammad Jaharuddin.. They were arrested with 25 fake currency notes of IRs 1000 and 299 notes of IRs 500.denomination. `nnnn


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