Nepal Today

Monday, June 17, 2013

ALERT IN BANKE WITH RISING WATER LEVELS IN RIVERS Kathmandu, 17 June: Local authorities issued an appeal in Babke Monday asking people in villages along rivers in the district far-West district to be alert. Water level in rivers are rising with incessant rains. Nnnn ELECTION WILL BE HELD SAYS MAOIST CHIEF Kathmandu, 17 June:: Chairman of the UCPN-Maoist, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has claimed that the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) would be held on the declared date, November 19, at any cost, RSS reports from Biratnagar.. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport today, he said no one could disrupt the second CA election as it is what the Nepali people want. Chairman Dahal said that consensus has been forged in today's meeting of the High-Level Political Committee (HLPC) to address the rightful demands of the dissenting parties including the CPN-Maoist. Dahal, also the former Prime Minister, said the resignation of the government and dissolution of HLPC would not be acceptable even if consensus was forged in today's HLPC meeting to recommend the government to address the rightful demands of the dissenting parties. Stating that serious discussion was held among four political forces to include the parties led by Upendra Yadav, Mohan Baidya and Ashok Rai in HLPC, he, however, said revoking of the 11-point agreement and 25-point obstacle-removing ordinance would in no way be acceptable. Responding to a query, the Maoist boss said that HLPC was not to hold CA election by excluding the CPN-Maoist and urged the CPN-Maoist to support to promulgate a new constitution by participating in the election. Dahal also said that political parties should not be afraid to participate in peaceful competitive election. Nnnn BRITISH FUNDING FOR ELECTION Kathmandu, 17 June:British Ambassador Andy Sparkes,Monday announced an additional £4 million equivalent to NRs 576 million) for constituent assembly elections. . "And DFID will support womens' participation, election observation and training for journalists through projects worth up to £2 million (NRs 288 million )," he said. UK has already provided £3.5 million equivalent to NRs 504 million through the Nepal Peace Trust Fund and £5 million or RRs 720 million through UNDP for the CA elections, "As a longstanding friend of Nepal, the UK is determined to do all it can to support Nepal in its preparations for free, credible, democratic and inclusive elections this November,” the ambassador said. nnnn


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