HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
Think tank summit
KATHMANDU: Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies, Nishchal Nath Pandey, is to participate in a meeting of security think tanks in Venice, Italy. The Gulf Research Centre, Saudi Arabia, is organising the meeting, scheduled to start on Monday, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Military and Naval Studies. The forum will dwell on global trends, challenges and security threats in the east and south Asia region.
KATHMANDU: Police on Friday arrested five Chinese nationals on the charge of thrashing Sub-Inspector of Police Deepak Pudasaini and looting his communication set. SI Pudasaini was assaulted after his team arrived in Lainchour where the group had beaten up a foreign tourist at around 11.55 pm. The Chinese national also vandalised a taxi (Ba 1 Ja 7316) parked at the site, officials said. They have been charged with public offence.
Court move hailed
KATHMANDU: The Standing Committee meeting of the Chure Bhawar National Unity Party Nepal on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to not extend the term of the Constituent Assembly (CA). The meeting demanded the delivery of a full constitution within May 27 by outlining an undivided Bhawar region defined by geography. General Secretary Bhumiraj Niraula said their party will protest in case the CA term was extended. They also demanded new mandate or referendum to resolve problems.
NC leaders meet Prez
KATHMANDU: Top leaders of the Nepali Congress met President Dr Ram Baran Yadav at his residence on Saturday evening. The meeting delved into recent political developments. Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel and General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula held discussions with the President for one and half hours from 7:30 pm. The Congress leaders who attended the meeting, however, refused to divulge the details to journalists.