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8 armed youth arrested for assault attempt

KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday nabbed eight persons including Suman Khadga of Ascol College, Lainchaur with khukuris. They were caught red-handed with the khukuris on the way to Kalopul while going to attack Kushal Paudel a 12th grade student of Xavier International College owing to a debate raised in the Facebook. Further investigation into the incident is underway. ...
Published On: 2012-07-15

NC leaders call for consensus

KATHMANDU: Top leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) have again stressed that Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai pave way for resolution of political and constitutional crisis and for the formation of a national consensus government by tendering resignation. Stating that constitution could not be written and new elections also could not be held without political consensus, they said that NC should be ready to take leadership of the government by forwarding roadmap of political and constitutional outlets. At a four-day training organised by the Nepal Women's Association assisted by the Nepali Con...
Published On: 2012-07-15

Dalit Mukti Morcha's convention in Nov

KATHMANDU: The fourth National Convention of the Nepal Dalit Mukti Morcha is to be held in the capital in November this year. An extensive meeting of the Morcha's central committee held on July 12 had decided to hold the convention on November 3, 4, and 5, said Morcha Coordinator Tilak Pariyar. The meeting also decided to make the party's activities more effective and systematic and gear up for the organisational strengthening. A 141-member committee comprising Tej Bahadur Mijar, Baburam Gajmer, Dambar Bahadur Bishwakarma, Parshuram Ramtel, and Nanda Singh Sarki, among others, has been form...
Published On: 2012-07-15

NSU hosts free ayurveda camp

KIRTIPUR: Nepal Students' Union (NSU) at Ayurved Campus Tribhuvan University Unit organised a free Ayurveda camp. Inaugurating the camp, central member of the Nepali Congress (NC), Dr. Shekhar Koirala stressed on the need of taking Ayurved therapy to every village in the country and ensuring that development and expansion should be carried out as per the time. On the occasion, Prof. Dr. Chandra Raj Sapkota said that there was a need of initiative from the government side as there was high possibility of developing Ayurved therapy in the country. Senior Ayurved doctors Chandra Raj Sapkota, D...
Published On: 2012-07-15

School bus accident injures 12

BHAKTAPUR: Twelve persons were injured in a school bus accident at Chittapol in Bhaktapur district at 10:00 am this morning. The accident took place after the school bus of Mount Everest English School, Suryabinayak, carrying students fell off onto a paddy field from the road at Jorpati of the VDC. Eleven students and a helper were injured in the accident. All the injured are undergoing treatment at Bhaktapur Hospital. ...
Published On: 2012-07-15

DPM Shrestha sees no option to statute by CA

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said that there was no alternative to drafting a new constitution through the people's elected representatives. Though the CA in the past had settled many of the disputed issues in the constitution drafting, fresh CA elections were announced following disagreement on some issues of federalism, he said. Taking part in an interaction entitled 'Government Policy for Upliftment of Muslim Community' organised by the National Muslim Commission here today, Minister Shrestha underlined the need of ensuring the rights of all classes and com...
Published On: 2012-07-15

Biker killed by bus after collision with second bike

KATHMANDU: A person died in a road accident at Sanobharyang in Swoyambhu on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as Bishnu Belbase, 45, of Arghakhanchi district. The accident took place when a micro bus heading towards Halchowk from Banasthali hit a motorcycle driven by Belbase after another motorcycle heading towards Banasthali from Swoyambhu hit the motorcycle driven by Belbase. He died while undergoing treatment at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH). Chief at the Metropolitan Police Sector, Sanjay Rijal, police have impounded the two motorcycles and the micro bus...
Published On: 2012-07-15

NCRS alarmed by "immoral" assault on Chitwan nurse

KATHMANDU: Nepal Cancer Relief Society (NCRS) has condemned the misbehaviour meted out to a staff nurse at BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital, Chitwan. Kin of one Barsha Chand, who had died in course of treatment a few days ago, beat up a staff nurse at the medical ward, following the incident. The Society, in its press statement today, said that its serious attention has been drawn towards the incident and urged the government to be serious about security of health professionals and to avoid such incidents in the future. “It is an immoral practice to mishandle the health pro...
Published On: 2012-07-15

Bandipur released

KATHMANDU: Chancellor of Nepal Academy Bairagi Kainla has said that the Newar community has a great contribution in establishing ethnic identity in the country.Releasing an epic 'Bandipur' by poet Bhisma Shrestha amidst a programme organised by the Bandipur Social Development Committee here Saturday, he praised the Newar community for their contribution in promoting religion, culture and festivals in the country. Also speaking on the occasion, litterateur Modnath Prashrit said the Newars are special in terms of identity and lifestyle. Similarly, litterateurs Kamalmani Dixit and Rejeshwor Dev...
Published On: 2012-07-15

PM splurges Rs 24‚000 on books

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai today splurged on books on diverse disciplines such as contemporary politics, peace processes, political economy and science. Prime Minister Bhattarai spent Rs 24,000 out of Rs 34,000, monthly salary of Ashadh, on the books at the 16th book exhibition at Bhrikuti Mandap, according to his personal secretary Biswadeep Pandey. Most of the books were in English. During his visit to the book stalls, he would pick books and hand them over to security personnel keeping assistants busy footing the bill. According to Pandey, the PM bought around 35 books ...
Published On: 2012-07-14