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Sunday, June 30, 2013

ELECTION COMMISSION TO EXTEND DEADLINE TO REGISTER PARTIES FOR NOV. ELECTION Kathmandu, 30 June: Election commission is to extend time for registration of political parties, commission sources said Sunday. Altogether 139 parties registered when the first deadline ended. CPN Maoist hasn’t registered for the 19 November vote as its allies threaten a boycott as well. nnnn BHATTARAI ASKED TO WITHDRAW RESIGNATION Kathmandu, 30 June: UCPN central committee will resume discussions Sunday following a meeting of office bearers in the morning. The discussions at the officers bearers’ meet will be the basis for continued discussions at the central committee/, General Secretary Post Bahadur Bogati said. Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, who is vice-chairman, was asked to withdraw his resignation from party positions. Top leaders are seeking appointments to key position in the party. Chairman Prachanda consulted top organization chiefs at the meeting session. Responsibility sharing has created deep divisions in the party. nnnn WATER SUPPLIERS CALL OFF STRIKE UPDATE Kathmandu, 30 June: Water suppliers have withdrawn their four-day strike. Government will consider demands. Consultations were held Sunday between government and suppliers of bottled Water and tanker operators. MORE


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