Nepal Today

Saturday, June 29, 2013

BHUTANESE REFUGEES DEMAND REPATRIATION Kathmandu, 29 June:: The Bhutanese refugees residing in different camps in eastern Nepal have asked the Nepal government to keep their repatriation mission open. Some 10,000 refugees have expressed their willingness to return to their home in Bhutan, RSS reports from Damak. A 21-member delegation of the Elderly Citizen Repatriation Committee has submitted a memorandum to the government officials on Saturday demanding to support Bhutanese refugees´ repatriation efforts. In the memo, the Committee has claimed that different donor agencies have forced the Bhutanese refugees for third country resettlement. Spokesperson of Committee Santa Bir Ghale also said that number of forced divorcees has shoot up overnight in the name of third country resettlement. The Committee has also urged not to play against the interest of Bhutanese refugees by encouraging their family members for third country resettlement. Nnnn RAM CHANDRA POUDEL OFFICIATES FOR SUSHIL KOIRALA Kathmandu, 29 June: June 29: Acting President of Nepali Congress has attended a paddy seedlings plantation programme at Dandathok of Lamatar in Lalitpur district on Saturday afternoon, RSS reports from Lalitpur. On the occasion, Poudel said that modernization and commercialization of agriculture was needed to take the country towards economic revolution. Saying that agriculture, hydropower and tourism were bases of Nepal´s prosperity, Poudel added, "We will make Nepal a haven within 10 years through development of agriculture, hydropower and tourism." He also stressed for developing a new culture of respecting agriculture occupation by reversing the age-old wrong conception about agriculture and farming. Poudel said Nepal´s poverty and unemployment should be ended through adoption of new technology and commercialization of agriculture. nnnn


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