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Saturday, August 17, 2013



Kathmandu, 18 Aug.: Dipak Manange is beig presented at the special
court Sunday after his arrest for alleged money laundering from the capital
He couldn’t be present at the court because of a weekly public holiday
He has been changed fo money laundering amounting Rs,147.3 million.

Kathmandu, 18 Aug.: Sunday temperature on  a sunny Sunday morning in
The xputal was 19 degrees Celsius.
Temperature is expected to rise to 26 degrees in the afternoon.
Saturday morning rainfall was 8.5mm.

Karhmandu, 18 Aug.: The CPN-UML´s youth wing Youth Federation Nepal (YFN) formed Female Youth Force (FYF) at the organization´s national youth women´s convention held in Dharan Saturday amidst protests and boycott by a faction within the organization, Rohit Rai report in Repubica from Dharan..

The organization formed 75-member (FYF) at the gathering even as party chairman Jhalanath Khanal issued a circular to stop the gathering. Khanal issued the circular after rival factions ran parallel activities in the recent days.

YFN Vice-chairperson Niru Pal has been nominated as chief of the FYF while three other deputy chiefs are Anjali Adhikari, Saraswati Khadka and Shanta Rai. Balika Khadka has been nominated secretary. The Federation said that 61 of the total 75 districts have been represented in the FYF.

The YFN has announced to revive the dissolved Youth Force through the organization´s national gathering to be held in Chitwan after a month.

"Now all those involved in the violence against women, rapes and other injustice against women will be under FYF watch," YFN Chairman Mahesh Basnet announced at the gathering. He also said that the women organization was formed mainly for creating ground for UML´s victory in the upcoming elections.

Party chairman Khanal issued a circular to stop the gathering after sharp division between two YFN factions over forming FYF. Party vice chair Bidya Bhandari inaugurated the gathering.

"Formation of such organization has become necessary due to terror created by the Young Communist League of the UCPN (Maoist)," said Bhandari. "Now, FYF can retaliate against YCL´s highhandedness."

Stating that YFN is an autonomous wing of the party, Bhandari expressed her reservations over the party chairman´s issuance of circular to the youth wing.

"The party can only guide the sister wings in their overall policy issues but shouldn´t involve itself in the wing´s internal affairs," she said. Also, party secretary Shankar Pokharel criticized Khanal for issuing the circular.

Dissidents protest, boycott convention

The formation of the FYF was announced amidst a gathering that was boycotted by a faction of the YFN. Vice-chairpersons of the YFN Jhapat Rawal, Dil Kumari Pant and Surya Dhakal and Secretary Manju Yadav boycotted the convention.

The district committee of the YFN in Sunsari, where the event was organized, and the party district committee from the same district boycotted the convention. Only a group of members from the district committees, who were loyal to Oli faction, attended the event.

The situation turned tense at the venue after the district bodies decided to disrupt the gathering. The local administration deployed over 100 police to stop possible clash between the two sides.

A group of party members tore banners at the venue. The organizers shortened the planned two-day event to a day sensing possible clashes.



Kathmandu, 18 Aug.:: Following the six-point deal between High Level Political Committee (HLPC) and the Federal Democratic Front on Thursday night, Madhes-based parties have geared up their election campaigns both at the local and central level, Juvesh Jha writes in Republica..

Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhavana Party (SP) is all set to hold a three-day extended meeting from August 24 in Janakpur to form a election manifesto drafting committee, said central committee (CC) member of the party Upendra Mahato. “We will also prepare a list of candidates to be fielded from our party for the polls,” said Mahato.
Mahato further said that his party was fully prepared for the polls as the party was holding orientation programs for both party cadres and leaders.

Secretary of Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar-led Madhesi People´s Right Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D) Arvind Sah said the party is making poll preparations in full swing. “We are holding an extended meeting of the party in Biratnagar soon,” he said. He further said that they would hold the party´s working committee meeting in Dhanusha on Monday to prepare poll strategy.

CC member of the Upendra Yadav-led Madhesi People´s Rights Forum -Nepal Mrityunjay Jha said, “Our party will hold a three-day CC meeting from Sunday in Janakpur.” He added that they will hold orientation programs in different phases after the CC meeting.

“After the signing of the six-point deal, our demands have been met. Now, we will reach out to the people,” said Jha. He further claimed that the deal has paved the way for holding meaningful CA polls.

General Secretary of Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) Govind Chaudhary said that his party has held orientation programs in various districts. Party Vice-chairman Brikhesh Chandra Lal claimed that his party has been holding programs in various constituencies to take the voters into confidence. “CC leaders of the party have already been mobilized in various districts to run election campaigns,” said Lal.




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