Nepal Today

Monday, July 1, 2013


 Kathmandu, 2 July: Sukhal Sah was battered to death by his brother and nephew in Bara over a land dispute. Sukhal died while undergoing treatment for injuriesat a Birgunj hospital. nnnn 45 INJURED IN RAJAPUR AMID CHARGES OF IRREGULARITIES IN RELIEF DISTRIBUTION Kathmandu, 2 July: At least 34 persons were injured in clashes at Rajapur in Bardia Monday amid protests against alleged irregularities in distribution for flood and landslide victims. Six policemen were among the injured. District office was vandalized before police intervened nnnn BABURAM BHATTARAI WILL NEITHER QUIT UCPM MAOIST NOR FORM ANOTHER PARTY SAYS PARTY SPOKESMAN Kathmandu, 2 June: Second ranking leader Baburam Bhattarai UCPN Maoist will neither leave the party or launch another, Spokesman Agni Sapkota said Monday in the capital. Bhattarai will return, Sapkota said. Saplota’s comments indicate the seriousness created after Bhattarairsigned as party chairman over sharing of party responsibilities. nnnn CPN MAOIST CENTRAL COMMUTTEE MEET RESUMES Kathmandu, 1 July: CPN Maoist central committee resumed discussions resumed in the resort town of Pokhara for the third day with mjost of the 50 speakers supporting Chairman Mojan Baidhaya’s call for a boycott fo the 19 November poll boycott. The meeting Tuesday discussing an organization report of General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa. In the capital, differences in the UCPN Maoist aggravated with a decision Monday to take differences in sharing of responsibilities to am extended central committee meeting in another two weeks and Baburam Bhattarai resigning as party vice-chairman. Spokesman Agni Sapkota said elections will be held at the extended meet as there were many candidates for limited posts. Nnnn NEPSE GAINS 1.17 POINTS Kathmandu, 2 July: Nepse closed at 494.3 points after gaining 1.17 points Monday on the second day of five-day wekly trading. Altogether 307,619 shares were traded for Rs.82..218 million in111o transactions. Nnnn MOST WANTED ARRESTED IN RAUTAHAAT, SENT TO CAPITAL Kathmandu, 2 July: A most wanted man was arreted in Rattahat Sunday and sent to the capital. Hikmat Jargha Magar, 30, was arrested overnight He was charged for smuggling ammunition and bombs. Nnnn MOTHER SURVIVES AFTER JUMPING INTO CANAL WITH TWO INFANTS Kathmandu, 2 July; Radhika Bhattarai, 22, jumped into a canal with two children at Dharan Monday but was pulled out and is being treated in hospital in a serious condition. One-year-old son Bhimika died and three-year-old Susan is missing. Nnnn THREE INDIANS IN CUSTODY Kathmandu, 2 July: Three Indian nationals arrested in Mahottari district on the charge of abduction have been remanded into custody today, RSS reports from Bardiwas. [Mon. Jabahar Mansuri, Moem Mansuri and Sabir Mansur of Khairawa village of Sitamadhi district of India, accused of involvement in abduction of Umesh Yadav of Pokharbhindasgram-2 of the same district, have been remanded into custody as per the order of the Mahottari District Court. A special team of the Crime Investigation Branch of the District Police Office, Mahottari, arrested them from Bhitthamod entry point, bordering India on June 3. Superintendent of Police at the Office, Pawan Prasad Kharel, claimed that the arrestees are the mastermind of the abduction of Umesh. Police also seized a motorcycle (Ja 4 Pa 3256) from them. Search for other nine persons involved in the incident is underway, said police.Victim Umesh was released after five days of the abduction by paying ransom. Nnnn Nnnnn RARE BIRD SPECIES SPOTTED IN RARA Kathmandu, 2 July: A bird belonging to the most rare species in the world has been identified inside the Rara National Park in Karnali zone. A bird of Cheer species (pheasant) which is found only in Nepal, India and Pakistan has been found in the Rara National Park. The number of cheers is around 33 in the park, Park´s Acting Conservation Officer Bhogendra Raymajhi said. Annapurna Conservation Area, Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and Api-Nampa Conservation Area are the home to Cheer birds. Nepal is a home to 272 species of birds, 51 species of mammals and 1,024 varieties of plants. Nnnn SUSHIL KOIRALA CONDIFENT OF ELECTIONS Kathmandu, 2 July: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has said that there was no any doubt on the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) as election was the only outlet to the political crisis of the country and Nepali people were in favour of it, RSS reports.. Koirala, who is in United States of America in course of treatment, expressed the belief that finally the dissenting parties would participate in the election as there was no alternative to the election. Koirala expressed the belief at a programme organised by the Nepal -America Liaison Committee, associated with NC, at Jackson, New York. Stating that talks are underway with the leaders of the dissenting parties including the CPN-Maoist and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal for their participation in the election, he clarified that the NC is not against federalism but not in favour of ethnic-based federalism. On different note, Koirala said that the party would give election ticket to those candidates, who work in the district and are recommended by the constituency. Koirala, who is suffering from tongue cancer for the past few years, would undergo his regular medical check-up at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, it is learnt. Nnnn THREE SOLO POLICEMEN SICK AFTER EATING WILD MUSHROOM Kathmandu, 2 July: Three policemen posted at Lukla fell sick after eating wild mushroom collected from a jungle in SOlu. They are undergoing treatment at the district hospital. Nnnn DEUBA SHIFTS ELECTION RESPONSIBILITY ON GOVT. Kathmandu, 2 July: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has said that an environment should be created to hold the election to the Constituent Assembly by the incumbent government, RSS reports.. At a party entry programme organised at Deuba residence at Budhanilkantha today, he said an environment should be created to hold the election by the government as there was no time to hold the election by forming another government. Stating that constitution should be promulgated from the CA, Deuba said that the dissenting parties should be brought to participate in the election by listening to their grievances. Some 50 people, associated with various political parties from different districts including Baitadi, Kailali and Kanchanpur, who joined the Nepali Congress, were welcomed at the programme organised by the Baitadi-Kathmandu Liaison Committee. Nnnn ALL-PARTY SUPPORT FOR VOTE SOUGHT Kathmandu, 2 July: Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Democratic Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachhadar has said the party will give candidacy for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections from all the 75 districts, RSS rports from Biratnagar.. Speaking at a press conference organised by the Television Journalists' Group here today, Gachhadar who is also the coordinator of the High-Level Political Committee (HLPC) said positive participation of one and all was essential to make the election successful since it was the means for guaranteeing people's rights and institutionalizing democracy. The former Deputy Prime Minister said role of civil society and media persons was significant to convince the dissenting 33 political parties to take part in the election. The CPN-Maoist warning to go for people's revolt was just to deceive the people, he added. Responding to a query of journalists, leader Gachhadar said the Chief Election Commissioner has proposed for holding the local bodies' election in April next year. The incumbent government was constituted just for conducting the CA election; he said and urged one and all not to doubt that the election will not be held. The provision of 'One Madhes one province' was not suitable in Nepal due to its topography, he said, adding rather there might be Tharuhat in the west of Chitwan and Madhes state in the east of Parsa district. nnnn