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Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Kathmandu, 3 July: Asian Development Bank (ADB) is
providing USD 80 million ;oan equivalent to NRs 7.57 billion)
to the government for  implementing  the Kathmandu Valley Waste WaterManagement Project (KVWWMP), according to finance ministry.
Ministry of Urban Development is the executing agency and the
Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) and Kathmandu
Valley Water Supply Management Board (KVWSMB) are the
implementing agencies..

The objective of the project is to improve the wastewater services in
Kathmandu Valley by 2018.


Kathmandu, 3 July:  Egypt's flagship state newspaper Al-Ahram said it expected President Mohamed Mursi would either step down or be removed from office on Wednesday when a deadline set by the army for resolving the country's political crisis expires, Reuters reports from Caro.

But a military source denied reports in several local newspapers on details of the road map, describing them as "nothing but predictions". The source expected the next step would be to call political, social and economic figures to talks on the road map.

Al-Ahram said an army road map for the future would set up a three-member presidential council to be chaired by the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court.

"Al-Ahram learnt that with the end of the 48-hour period set by the armed forces ... it is expected in the hours that follow it, one of two things: either Mursi announces his resignation himself, or the declaration of his removal through the road map for the future set out by the armed forces," it said.

Al-Ahram said the road map would set up a neutral transitional government to be headed by a military leader. The transitional period would last nine to 12 months in which a new constitution would be drafted to set out a path to presidential elections.


Kathmandu, 3 July:: Around 1,100 people, including 426 security personnel, have been killed in Jharkhand since it was carved out of Bihar in November 2000, police data show.
IANS reports from Ranchi.
The dead include a Lok Sabha member, two state legislators and an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

Superintendent of Police Amajeet Balihar was killed Tuesday in a Maoist ambush along with five other policemen.

The Maoists attacked a police convoy in the Kathikund forest in Pakur in Dumka district, 350 km from the state capital.

The Maoists first set off a land mine and later fired indiscriminately on the convoy. Balihar died on the spot.

In January 2005, Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist legislator Mahendra Singh was shot dead in Giridih district.

In March 2007, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Lok Sabha member Sunil Mahto was assassinated.

In 2008, former minister and Janata Dal-United legislator Ramesh Singh Munda was killed.

The number of civilians killed has shown a rising trend over the last five years.

It was 57 in 2008, 138 in 2009, 70 in 2010, 130 in 2011 and 169 in 2012.

"Civilians are worst affected in rural parts. Villagers are targeted if one Maoist group perceives that they support a rival group. There are more than six Maoist groups in the state and civilians are being killed in internecine war," a police official told IANS.

When Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar, only eight districts were disturbed by Maoist activity. There are now Maoist guerrillas operating in 18 of state's 24 districts.


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