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No alternative to consensus: Khanal

KATHMANDU: Chairman of CPN-UML Jhalanath Khanal has said that there was no alternative to consensus in order to resolve the national crisis. Addressing a programme organized on the occasion of the ninth establishment day of the Local Body Employees' Association on Tuesday, he said the employees working for the local bodies should become united because the country at present was in need of the protection of its pride and prestige. He further said it was unfortunate that top posts in the constitutional bodies remained vacant. By making every constitutional body vacant, the present government w...
Published On: 2013-01-22

Students intensify protest against govt

KATHMANDU: The United Students Struggle Mobilization Central Committee staged a demonstration against the government in the capital on Tuesday. The protest rally that began from the Exhibition Road passed through Padmodaya School, Putali Sadak and Bagbazaar before converging into a corner meeting at Ratna Park. The committee comprises representatives of Nepal Students' Union, ANNFSU, ANNFSU (Sixth), National Democratic Students' Organization, Madhesi Janaadhikar Bidhyarthi Manch and Rastriya Janashakti Bidhyarthi Manch. ANNFSU Chairperson Madhav Dhungel said that an alternative to the incum...
Published On: 2013-01-22

Nepal Naulo Janabadi Party formed

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Naulo Janabadi Party (Nepal Neo-people's Party) has been formed under the Chairmanship of Ganga Lal Shrestha. A 13-member central executive committee of the party was made public in the capital on Tuesday. Accordingly, Durga Bahadur Budhathoki, Ramesh Acharya and Chameli Shrestha are the Vice-chair, General Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Likewise, Raj Kumar Thapa, Dipak Bajgain, Radha Krishna Acharya, Suresh Thapa, Shiva Kumar Rasaily, Sundar Budhathoki (BK), Sabina Shrestha and Nawaraj Thapa are members of the committee. Though founded in 2065 B.S., the Party w...
Published On: 2013-01-22

Commission on media inclusion holds consultation

KATHMANDU: The high-level commission on making the media sector inclusive held consultation with media experts here on Tuesday. Consultation with the media experts began on the preliminary draft prepared by the Commission. Expressing his view on the draft, media expert Dr Pratyush Onta said the Government should stop the policy of giving public welfare advertisements to media houses and the classifying of newspapers. Commission coordinator Sushil Ojha said experts have come up with differing views on the public welfare advertisements and so there was a need for further deliberations on it. ...
Published On: 2013-01-22

Maoist exist no longer with authoritarianism: NC Prez

CHITWAN: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala has warned that the UCPN-Maoist would cease to exist if it did not give up authoritarianism. Addressing a programme organized on the 13th day of the demise of Shyam Krishna Pradhan here on Tuesday, President Koirala said, "Maoists would meet the fate of the Rana, Panchayat and monarchy if it continued to harbour authoritarianism." President Koirala urged Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal not to threaten other parties and instead challenged Dahal if he could dare return to the jungle. No people would be afraid of threats, he s...
Published On: 2013-01-22

Five robberies reported in valley in one day

KATHMANDU: Police said that five separate incidents of robbery were reported in the valley on Tuesday. Property worth Rs. 57,000 was stolen from the Minbhawan-based Satya Sai Kendra. Preliminary investigation suggests that thieves broke into the Satya Sai Kendra after breaking the bolt of the main door and made off with a statue of Lord Ganesh and various silver and brass religious items. Likewise, unidentified persons robbed Rs. 5,000 in cash and 21 sets of computer monitors from the Game Zone operated by Deep Gurung in Dallu on Monday evening. Similarly, Rs. 1,00,000 in cash and one co...
Published On: 2013-01-22

Martyr's Day celebration preparations

KATHMANDU: Different programmes to mark Martyr's Day have been prepared to express heartfelt condolence and tribute to the martyrs for their contributions to the people and country. This year's Martyr's Day is being observed on January 29 with various programmes across the country. Member secretary of the weeklong Martyr's Day Main Celebration Committee Sanat Kumar Thapa said floral tribute will be paid to the martyrs in the martyrs' memorials at Lainchaur and various other programmes across the country are scheduled on the day. The Committee has also asked the media houses, Nepal Army, N...
Published On: 2013-01-22

18-plus Gurkhas to get UK visa

KATHMANDU: A British court on Monday ordered to the UK government to grant residential visas to the ex-Gurkhas servicemen’s children of over 18 years age. As of now, only those children of the ex-servicemen below 18 years age have been getting the facility of residential visa. Ho & Co Solicitor’s Law Firm had filed a petition on behalf of Gurkha Army Ex-servicemen’s Organisation (EAESO). The single bench of presiding judge Lord Daryson of the Court of Appeal, Master’s of the Rolls gave this verdict. GAESO welcomed the verdict issuing a statement. “It&rsq...
Published On: 2013-01-22

Pregnant women to get blood for free

KATHMANDU: The Family Health Division (FHD) at the Ministry of Health and Population is set to provide women with free blood during delivery. “The programme is aimed at reducing the financial burden on families and maternal mortality rate during child birth in district hospitals,” said FHD Director Dr Senendraraj Upreti. The division has finalised the programme and allocated a budget of Rs 30,000 to 50,000 to each district hospital where caesarean operations can be performed, he added. The government will distribute budget on the basis of patient pressure at the hospital. In ...
Published On: 2013-01-21

New guideline for ambulances

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is endorsing a new regulation on ambulance service operation within a month. The ministry had finalised the regulation in August, 2012 to increase access of ambulance services to the public. At present, the ambulances are being operated as per the Ambulance Service Operating Policy-2003. The ministry is all set to introduce the new regulation, said Kabi Raj Khanal, joint spokesperson at the health ministry. “Once the policy coordination committee finalises the regulation, it will be introduced for the effective regulation and...
Published On: 2013-01-21