Archive: May, 2012

Koirala tries to reach out Deuba faction

KATHMANDU, May 7: With Sher Bahadur Deuba-led faction sticking to it demand to settle internal party disputes before joining the government, Nepali Congress (NC) establishment faction has stepped up efforts to reach out to the rival faction through inf…

Top leaders’ call enrages agitators, banda to cotinue

MAHENDRANAGAR, May 6: The ongoing agitation of the locals in the far western region for an undivided far west has completely thrown normal life out of gear for the 10th consecutive day. However, instead of pacifying them, the big 3 leaders seem to have…

Oxygen, saline shortage at Seti hospital

DHANGADHI, May 6: As the general shutdown continued in the farwestern region for the 10th day on Sunday, the Seti Zonal Hospital has run out of oxygen and saline.

The shortage of oxygen has affected surgeries at the hospital while unavailability of s…

Poor aviation infrastrcture major challenge for expansion

Qatar Airways – the national carrier of Qatar – is flying 28 times a week between Doha and Kathmandu, offering connectivity to more than 100 destinations across the world. Samiksha Koirala of Republica caught up Ramdas Shivram, country manager of Qatar…

Sitaula elevated to DPM a day after becoming minister

KATHMANDU, May 6: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai elevated Krishna Sitaula to the post of deputy prime minister a day after he was appointed minister without portfolio.

The move followed Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala´s call to the p…

Seti flashflood toll reaches 17

KHARAPANI, May 6: Four more bodies of the victims of the Saturday´s flashflood in Seti River have been recovered Sunday, taking the death toll to 17, while at least 47 persons are said to be still missing.

Kaski Police said four more bodies wer…

Mahato elected Sadbhawana Party chairman

JANAKPUR, May 6: Sadbhawana Party (SP) has elected Rajendra Mahato as its new chairman.

Mahato was unanimously elected as the chairman in the party´s fifth general assembly held in Janakpur on Sunday after two of his contenders — Ananda Prakash…

UML decides not to join govt

KATHMANDU, May 7: With top leaders of CPN-UML failing to convince Central Committee (CC) members, the party´s CC meeting on Sunday in ambiguous terms decided not to join the present government.

Accusing the prime minister of breaching the five-p…

Goodwill rally in Dang against ethnic states

DANG, May 6: At a time when the demand for ethnic-based federal states has intensified, various ethnic organizations organized a goodwill rally in Ghorahi, Dang on Sunday.

Organizations representing Chhetri, Brahmin, Dashnami and Muslims organized a g…

Ukraine woman yearns for whereabouts of her dad, missing relatives

SHARDIKHOLA, May 6: When she landed in Pokhara to see her family a week ago, Maria, 23, had little inkling of the tragedy awaiting her. But the Saturday´s flashflood at Shardikhola has left her in deep sorrow.

Her father Dubinskiy Oleksandr, un…