Nepal Today

Saturday, June 29, 2013

COL. KUMAR LAMA GRANTED CONDIIONAL BAIL BY BRITISH COURT Kathmandu, 30 June: A Nepalese army officer has denied two charges of torture allegedly committed during the Himalayan nation’s civil war, AP reports from London. Kumar Lama, 46, was arrested in January in the English town of St.Leonards-on-Sea….. He was granted conditional bail at a hearing Friday. nnnn WATER SUPLIERS STOP DELIVERY FOR FOURTH DAY Kathmaandu, 30 June: Water supply situation in the capital has aggravated as private suppliers stopped delivery of water for the fourth day Sunday pushing 20 demands. Tankers and bottlers have stopped deliveries of water threatening not to resume deliveries until demands are met. The strike has created severe shortage even as the monsoon has begun. Nearly 700 tankers and more than 150 bottlers have demanded withdrawal of taxes. Nnnn SEVEN ARRESTED ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE RED SANDALWOOD TO TIBET Kathmandu, 29 June: Seven persons, including Maoists, were arrested Saturday in Rashuwa attempting to smuggle red sandalwood to Tibet where there is a big demand. Four were arrested from the border village of Timurae and three from el in Safrubeshi trying to smuggle 39 logs hidden in a container truck.. DETAILS OF CPN MAOIIST CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEET Kathmandu, 29 June: Chairman Mohan Baidhaya Saturday presented a political report and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa another report on organization at the central committee that began in Pokhara . The meeting was called to formulate official party position on unity with UCPN Maoist and the boycott of 19 November second constituent assembly elections. Baidhaya in his political report urged the vote boycott. A politburo meeting un the capital couldn’t adopt official lune on the two issues in the capital. The committee will resume discussions Sunday. They party is also discussing merger with other like-minded parties, nnnn


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