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Sunday, August 11, 2013



Kathmandu, 11 Aug.: NC Vcce-president Ram Chandra Paudel left
for New Delhi Sunday for treatment of piles, his office said.
He underwent an operation in the capital this month
Paudel is likely to hold talks with leaders in the Indian capital.


Kathmandu, 11 Aug.: Chairman of the Interim Election Council, Khil Raj Regmi, has said that the election to the second Constituent Assembly (CA) declared for November 19 should not be extended in any pretext. RSS reports..

Inaugurating the Fifth Convention of the Community Radio Broadcasting Association in the capital on Sunday, Chairman Regmi said that CA election was indispensable to institutionalize achievements gained from different movements taken place in the country, and added that resolving the current stalemate by promulgating the new constitution suitable to country was the need of the hour.

Stating that the government has been preparing to make the CA election free and fair, he said support of political parties and people was needed for the same.
Regmi said that the major political parties have expedited talks with the dissenting parties to bring them into consensus and added that the government has also taken initiatives for this.

He said that role of community radios was important to reach the access of information to the people of lower class of the rural areas and urged all the community radios to broadcast with high-priority to the upcoming election.

Stating that community radios have played an important role for the implementation of the Right to Information, Minister for Information and Communications, Madhav Prasad Poudel, stressed that the community radios should be active for creating awareness to people about the upcoming CA election.

Poudel, also the Spokesperson of the government, said that study and homework on the reports received at the Ministry for the implementation of minimum wage by making the media sector inclusive, and proportional distribution of welfare advertisements are underway.He also made commitment for the implementation of the reports soon by holding discussions with bodies concerned.

Similarly, leader of the UCPN (Maoist), Posta Bahadur Bogati, said all political parties should go for election by forging consensus at a time when the country has moved ahead in election process to end the political transition existing in the country.

Bogati stressed that radios should play an important role to spread awareness in the villages about the election.Chief of the Nepali Congress Publicity Department, Dr. Minendra Rijal, said that community radios have played a crucial role in the struggle for democracy and for building a prosperous Nepal.

Rijal stressed that power of the community radios should be utilized in social service. Chief of CPN (UML) Liaison Department, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, said the Constituent Assembly be made meaningful by bringing all poll opposing political parties in the election process.

UML leader Gyawali said the community radios have vital role at a time when there were challenges to ensure total freedom of expression. It is necessary to give attention on quality news representing the voices of more communities rather than on the number of community radios, he added.

President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, Shiva Gaunle, mentioned that the community radios have played crucial role in strengthening democracy and protection of human rights. He said all community radios should implement the decision to provide minimum salary determined by the government.

Chairman of the Media Society, Kailash Sirohiya, Chairman of Television Broadcasting Association, RK Manandhar, Chairman of Broadcasting Association of Nepal, Bishnuhari Dhakal, and Chairperson of Federation of Non-Government Organizations, Sharmila Karki, among others, said the community radios are playing a key role in promoting community awareness and exchange of information with the rural and remote areas.

During the programme, Chairman of the Community Radio Broadcasters┬┤ Association, Min Bahadur Shahi, said the two-day convention would be devoted on preparing a concept for the welfare of community radios and making national agendas in succeeding the Constituent Assembly election.

A book ┬┤Janajeevan┬┤ was made public amidst a function. The book is published by Community Information Network (CIN).
Similarly, the CIN has awarded different radio journalists working in different districts.

China Thapa of Radio Sindhuligadhi, Sarita Gyawali of Radio Buddha Awaj, Kapilbastu, Suresh Bindari of Radio Ekta, Sarlahi, Nimusangam Gharti of Radio Madhyapaschim, Dang, Narendra Karki of Naya Nepal FM, Darchula, and Tapendra Kunwar of Radio Paschim Today, Kailali are the awarded radio journalists.


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