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Friday, July 19, 2013

nepal invote


Kathmandu, 19 July:  The third Nepali leader hpt an official invite from Indian;s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to visit India to discuss Nepal’s internal political issues in New Dehi.
Senior CPN-UML leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar
Nepal is the third top party leader to be invited by New Delhi after Chairman Prachanda and Sher Bahadur Deuba.
Nepal will be in the Indian capital from 24 July, hiss aide said.
UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel and the party’s foreign affairs
department member Rajan Bhattarai are accompanying Nepal.
The visit comes soon after leaders m including former prim ministers,
queued at a hotel in the capital this month when visiting Indian Foreign
Minister Salman Khurshid held a durbar urging political parties to go for November elections.
The show was widely condemned for the manner in which it was held for about three hours.
Chairman Jhalanath kHanal of UML has been bypassed while Nepal got the invite..

Kathmandu, 19 July:- Grieving parents rampaged through Gandaman village in Bihar to protest the deaths of 23 pupils who ate a poisoned school lunch and the perceived slow police response to the tragedy, officials said on Friday, Times of India reports from Bihar..
Parents smashed up the home of the school's headmistress and attacked government offices in the village, where the children died after being served a meal, apparently laced with insecticide, on Tuesday.
"Why have the police not been able to arrest the headmistress who forced our children to eat poisonous food? She should be killed," said bereaved father Surendra Rai, who took part in the raid late Thursday after most of the children were buried.
Many of the victims, aged four to 12, from Gandaman village, were laid to rest on a playing field adjacent to the primary school that served the free meal of rice, lentils and potatoes — the only meal of the day for many.
Some 30 children remain sick in hospitals, mainly in the state capital Patna, officials said.
Police said they are probing whether the food or the cooking oil was accidentally or deliberately poisoned, after initial tests showed traces of insecticide. The results of forensic tests on the food are expected to be ready later on Friday.
The parents of the dead children ransacked the home of headmistress Meena Kumari, who fled the village as pupils started to fall ill, smashing windows and attempting to set the property on fire, angry that she had not been arrested.
Anguished parents overnight also tried to break into two small government offices where food supplies, which are rationed for residents, are thought to be stored, an AFP reporter at the scene said.
Rai said his eight-year-old daughter had died within minutes of eating the lunch, echoing stories from other parents who said their children perished in their arms before they could get them to hospital.
Senior police officer Sujit Kumar said they had raided the home of Kumari, who fled with her husband and brother-in-law, when they saw children fainting in the school.
"We found bags of fertilisers and pesticides kept next to bags of potato and rice in the headmistress's house," Kumar said.
"She was an educated woman, so why was she storing poison and food together?"
Parents said the headmistress had invited every child from the village to attend school on Tuesday as she wanted to distribute free books and uniforms.
"I sent my daughter hoping she would get all the books for the year but she never came home," said Ajay Kumar, a farmer whose five-year-old daughter was among the victims.
A large field at the front of the school where the pupils used to play has been turned into a mass graveyard, where many of the children have been buried in protest at the tragedy.
Mounds dot the field marking individual graves where children were laid to rest, many along with their favourite toys.


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