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EU lauds Nepal for efforts at reducing climate change impact

KATHMANDU: The European Union (EU) has praised the programmes implemented by the government and aimed at reducing the impact of climate change. Formation of Climate Change Council under the leadership of the Prime Minister, establishment of Climate Change Division under the Ministry of Science and Technology, implementation of the 'climate change budget code' by the National Planning Commission and the formation of talks groups related to climate change are the latest efforts made by the government to minimize the impact of climate change. During a conference on 'EU-Nepal Cooperation on Clim...
Published On: 2012-12-18

Unidentified man found dead

KATHMANDU: The lifeless body of an unidentified man was found near the Khusbu Town Planning based road at around 9:15 am on Tuesday. Police said that the deceased was a male and appeared to be in his 30’s. Police said that they have initiated an investigation into the death and are trying to find out the identity of the deceased....
Published On: 2012-12-18

Human skeleton found

KATHMANDU: Police on Monday discovered parts of a human skeleton near a bamboo grove in the base of a tree at Magar Gaun Chundevi. The skeleton parts were scattered all over the place when a team of Metropolitan Police Circle Maharajgunj reached the site at around 2:30 pm. Further investigation into the incident is underway, police said....
Published On: 2012-12-18

Masked gang robs house

KATHMANDU: Property worth Rs.2, 68,000 was robbed from the house of Dipendra Tamang at Chapali Bhadrakali-6 in the wee hours of Tuesday. According to a preliminary investigation, a gang of four to five masked members brandishing sharp weapons gained entry into the house after taking the security guard under control and made off with 800 euros, three iPhones, and various gold ornaments weighing seven tolas. However, robbers are on the run. Police said that they have started an investigation into the incident and to nab the culprits. ...
Published On: 2012-12-18

Four VDCs secys suspended over alleged graft

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has suspended four VDC secretaries of Saptari district effective December 2. Dev Narayan Shah, Narayan Yadav, Narayan Yadav, and Dev Narayan Yadav and Baldev Yadav of Baikha, Ganda, Banainiya and Diyarba VDCs, respectively, were among those suspended, said Prem Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry. Shrestha said Baikha VDC secretary Shah has been suspended for making irregularities in the budget (capital expenditure), distributing the social security allowances showing forge documents including other charges. Si...
Published On: 2012-12-18

PM denies involvement in KUKL appointment

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has said that he is ready to face punishment if any evidence of his involvement, financial or exerting pressure, was found in the selection of the Chairperson of the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL). Speaking in a news conference organised by the Ministry of Urban Development at Singhadurbar on Tuesday, Prime Minister Bhattarai who is also looking after the portfolio of that ministry said that he was stunned some media disseminated news about the appointment of the Chairman at KUKL tying his name without going into the reality. &quo...
Published On: 2012-12-18

Filmmaker Thapa passes away

KATHMANDU: Filmmaker Nanikaji Thapa passed away at his residence Kuleswor on Tuesday. He was 69. He has long been suffering from diabetes. Film maker of Nepali feature film 'Bahadur', Thapa was associated to various social organizations including Kuleswor-based Community Health Association and Janamaitri Campus. ...
Published On: 2012-12-18

Sanskrit univ locked

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress-aligned Democratic Professors’ Association (DPA) today padlocked the central office of Nepal Sanskrit University and the Service Commission (SC) accusing the university of violating past agreement on appointment of the chairperson and member of the Service Commission. Earlier, the three major political parties had agreed to appoint professors from DPA and UCPN-Maoist-aligned Nepal National Professors’ Organisation (NNPO) to the post of chairperson and the member of the Service Commission, said DPA Vice-chairman Krishna Prasad Gautam. “The un...
Published On: 2012-12-17

Ex-ad hoc judges deputed to SC

KATHMANDU: Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi yesterday deputed two chief judges of appellate courts a week after their tenure as ad hoc judges in the Supreme Court expired. “The Chief Justice deputed them to the apex court in order to prepare the texts of their judgment when they were functioning as ad hoc judges in the Supreme Court,” Lohit Chandra Shah, Registrar, Supreme Court told The Himalayan Times. The Chief Justice approved their deputation yesterday, according to Shah. Baidhyanath Upadhayay and Gyanendra Bahadur Karki were deputed to the Supreme Court as their tenure as ad ...
Published On: 2012-12-17

CoAS calls on CJ

KATHMANDU: The Chief of Army Staff Gaurav Shumsher Rana on Monday paid a courtesy call on Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi at the latter’s office. “During the meeting they discussed the human rights situation and the Nepali Army’s commitment to rule of law,” Hemanta Rawal, Assistant Spokesperson, SC said. According to him, the duo also discussed making an Army Special Court to deal with human rights cases. Tiger hide seized KATHMANDU: Police arrested two tiger poachers from Gongabu-6, Manamaiju, on Sunday evening. Kapil Sunar, 31, of Hardineta VDC-1, Gulmi, and Sohan D...
Published On: 2012-12-17