Archive: May, 2012

Latest bid to hasted statute drafting hits new snag

KATHMANDU, May 18: The latest initiative of the major political parties to expedite the constitution writing process has hit a roadblock as a section of lawmakers from ruling as well as opposition Madhes-based political parties and even from the prime …

Free drinking water to Seti victims

KATHMANDU, May 17: The British Gurkha camp in Pokhara has announced to offer free drinking water from its camp to the local people of Kaski to meet the current water shortage.

As per the decision, the camp will provide up to 350,000 litres of free dr…

Strike withdrawn, Brahmins, Chhetris now adibasis

KATHMANDU, May 17: Agitating Bramhins, Chhetris, Thakuris and Dashnamis have called off their indefinite general strike Thursday evening following a three-point deal with the government.

According to Om Sharma, General Secretary of Brahmin Society, th…

UML bags four ministries

KATHMANDU, May 17: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has agreed to give the portfolios of foreign, agriculture, youth and sports and energy ministries to the CPN-UML, according to CPN-UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal.

But the prime minister is yet to …

JP Gupta writes to UDMF top brass from jail

KATHMANDU, May 17: In a letter Thursday to top leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of five Madhes-based parties, Chairman of Madhesi People´s Rights Forum-Republican (MPRF-R) JP Gupta, who is currently serving a jai…

Four die in landslide

BAGLUNG, May 17: Four people, two of them excavator operators, employed for road construction were buried to death in a landslide in Mustang on Wednesday.

According to Mustang district police office all the four died on the spot at Jogmire precipice …

Locals rally for undivided Sankhuwasabha

DHANKUTA, May 17: Thousands of locals on Thursday took part in a mass rally in Khandbari, the headquarters of Sankhuwasabha district, demanding that the district be kept undivided in the new state restructuring. Khandbari Bazaar remained shut Thursday …

Far-west remain shut

DHANGADHI, May 17: Even after the agitating locals called off their strike following an agreement with the government on Wednesday, the far-western region remained shut for the 21st day on Thursday.

Tharuhat Struggle Committee (TSC) shut down Kailali …

11 in soup over citizenship forgery

POKHARA, May 16: The District Attorney´s Office of Kaski has filed a case against eleven people, including three government employees, for their alleged involvement in citizenship forgery.

The attorney office on Monday filed a case at the distr…

Fire fighters get new fire truck, life saving equipment

KATHMANDU, May 17: Kathmandu Fire Brigade has recieved new fire truck and life saving equipment, donated by the UK government and its people. The Brigade, popularly known as Juddha Barun Yantra, said the advanced fire truck and other safety equipment w…