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Writ filed for amending police regulations

KATHMANDU: A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court on Friday, seeking to amend the Police Regulations for scrapping the provision of 30 years of service period in the police service. The writ states that the provision related to the service period and the age mentioned in Clause 98(1) of the Police Regulation, 2049 was worth scrapping as it clashed with the other Regulations and was beyond the jurisdiction of the Clause 39 of the Police Act. It is argued in the writ that for the above reasons the provision was likely to dampen the morale of the police personnel and as such mar their ...
Published On: 2012-08-17

PM stresses positive thinking for economic development

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that positive thought was needed for building a new Nepal. Speaking at the second meeting of the Nepal Business Forum in the capital on Friday, the Prime Minister said the country's backwardness would never end until we quit the negative thinking. The Prime Minister who is also the chairman of the Forum said that economic prosperity was not achievable without modernising and commercialising the agricultural sector. He also said that the government was doling out subsidy loans for agricultural entrepreneurship development. Saying that ...
Published On: 2012-08-17

4 arrested in separate vandalism cases

KATHMANDU: Police on Thursday nabbed Harikrishna Jamarkattel (24) of Tistung Palung, Makwanpur district on the charge of vandalising a mini truck. According to a preliminary investigation, an intoxicated Jamarkattel had smashed the windshield of the minitruck in front of the Nepal Telecom Office at Gugrudhara, Thankot at around 9:50 pm yesterday. In another incident, police said that they have detained three persons for their alleged involvement in vandalising the windshield of a taxi and window panes of a bus belonging to Baba Boarding School at Boudha on Friday. According to a complaint l...
Published On: 2012-08-17

Interaction with Open Secret author

KATHMANDU: Journalists and students of mass communications and journalism held an interaction with the author of Open Secret, an account of high-profile murders in Nepal, KP Dhungana, at the RR Campus in Pradarshani Marga on Friday. In the programme organised by the Debates Club, participants hailed Dhugana’s courage to investigate and bring out the information that the state had kept secret. The book is a milestone in the investigative journalism, journalist Bikas Thapaliya said, opining that Dhungana’s work has initiated a new debate in the country on international crimes. The...
Published On: 2012-08-17

Unidentified man found dead in Lalitpur

KATHMANDU: An unidentified man has been found dead near Khanna Garment and National College in Lalitpur on Friday morning. Police said the person appears to be in his mid 40s....
Published On: 2012-08-17

Int'l folklore convention begins

KATHMANDU: The Fourth International Folklore and Cultural Conference kicked off here from Friday. The event has begun under the slogan of "Study of folklore and folk life: centralism on non-material and cultural conference". The event is jointly organised by the Nepali Folklore Society, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Nepal Academy, BP Koirala Nepal-India Foundation and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). A total of 125 folklore artists from Nepal, USA and Australia are taking part in the three-day event. The participants are expected to present 115 working paper...
Published On: 2012-08-17

President feels ordinance not the right way

KATHMANDU: At a time when the government is planning to bring an ordinance to pave the way for appointment of Supreme Court justices, ambassadors and chiefs of various constitutional bodies, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav is learnt to have reservations about the path chosen by the government. As the constitution clearly states that parliamentary hearings are to be conducted while making appointments to the posts in question, the President is feeling uneasy about giving a nod an ordinance that would alter legal provisions to make them contradict with the constitution. “This might create ...
Published On: 2012-08-16

Retiring cops move SC

KATHMANDU: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Thursday demanding that the court order the government to retire police personnel only after they reach retirement age. Stating that the retirement of police personnel on the basis of number of years in service was against the principle of equality, AIGs Madan Bahadur Khadka and Naresh Gurung, Kalyan Timalsina, Kiran Gautam, Prakash Kunwar, Arjun Jung Shahi and others, who are retiring soon, filed the petition at the apex court. Five held with bullets KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday arrested five persons with 47 rounds of bullets i...
Published On: 2012-08-16

Government to address impact of climate change

KATHMANDU: The government of Nepal, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) jointly launched the ‘Ecosystem based Adaptation in mountain ecosystem in Nepal (EbA)’ Project today. The project aims at implementing an emerging approach to help people to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change. The project document was jointly signed by Harihar Sigdel, Joint Secretary and Chief of Planning and Human Resources Development Division, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservatio...
Published On: 2012-08-16

Federal alliance meets Prez

KATHMANDU: Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the chief of newly created Federal Democratic Republic Alliance, and other leaders associated with the alliance met President Ram Baran Yadav today and told the head of the state that the main objective of the alliance was to forge consensus and they would try their best for the same. Prem Bahadur Singh, spokesperson for the FDRA, said Dahal told the President the alliance would seek to resolve the current political and constitutional crisis by forging consensus on issues of new constitution, amendment to constitution, issues related to elections and formation o...
Published On: 2012-08-16