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Military exercise for Asia-Pacific peace

KATHMANDU: Nepal, the United States and several other countries are conducting a massive peacekeeping exercise meant to boost peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region from March 25 to April 7. According to the Nepali Army’s Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), the multinational exercise dubbed Shanti Prayas-2, to be held at the Panchkhal-based Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre and in Kathmandu, is the latest in a series of exercises in the Asia-Pacific region meant to promote regional peace and security and enhance the peacekeeping capabilities and capacity of nations pa...
Published On: 2013-03-17

One held for banking fraud

KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau of the Nepal Police on Sunday nabbed Purusottam Dahal (46) of Gotamthok, Kathmandu, a fugitive wanted for banking fraud amounting to millions, from a hideout in Syuchatar. On January 16 last year, the Patan Appellate Court had slapped on Dahal a four-year jail term, fine of Rs 50.51 million apart and ordered him to pay principle amount that he had misappropriated when he was a supervisor at the Patan-based branch office of Himalayan Bank. “He was found to have misused the cash using the inter-bank transaction account and transferred million...
Published On: 2013-03-17

Abductors caught

KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday arrested Binod Lama (29) and Manoj Lama (23) of Makwanpur district and Bishwo Shrestha (23) of Sunsari district on the charge of kidnapping and holding two people captive in Balkhu. According to investigators, the gang of three had kidnapped Rajbir Singh and Kumar Nepali and held them captive in a house demanding a ransom payment of Rs 3 lakh for their safe release. According to police, the victims are greengrocers. Hooch outlets raided KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday raided two illegal brewing outlets in Bouddha and arrested Man Bahadur Tamang (39) of Ramechhap and Sa...
Published On: 2013-03-17

Minister Ghimire congratulates new ministers of China‚ Korea

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire has congratulated Wang Yi on his appointment to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. In a message of best wishes here on Sunday, Minister Ghimire expressed his confidence that bilateral relations existing between the two countries would be further strengthened during the term of Wang. "Nepal and China have remained very close neighbors since historical times and this bonds of close neighborliness have been marked by warmth of friendship, understanding and cooperation and have been expande...
Published On: 2013-03-17

Conflict victims decry ordinance on TRC

KATHMANDU: Victims of the decade-long insurgency have said that real reconciliation between victims and perpetrators was possible if the state provides justice to the victims to wipe out their sorrows. Speaking at an interaction programme organized by the Transitional Justice Service Center in the capital today, they said that the President has given an exemption to the criminals by issuing ordinance on Truth and Reconciliation. They also demanded that the ordinance should be withdrawn for amendment. Sabitri Shrestha, who lost her two brothers—Ujjan Kumar Shrestha and Ganesh Kumar Shre...
Published On: 2013-03-17

HR activists decry YCL atrocities on protesters

KATHMANDU: Human rights activists have condemned the attacks by Youth Communist League, a youth wing of UCPN-Maoist on Occupy Baluwatar campaigners on Sunday morning. “We condemned the attacks on victims and rights activists who have been staging sit-ins since 80 days demanding justice on violence against woman and impunity” said human rights activists issuing a press statement undersigned by Dinesh Tripati. Revealing that protesters received death threats, they have also urged the government to entertain the constitutional rights for peaceful protest. YCL cadres tore the pamphl...
Published On: 2013-03-17

2 caught in raids on illicit liquor dens

KATHMANDU: A police team dispatched from Metropolitan Police Circle, Boudha carried out two raids in separate places in Boudha and Jorpati area on Sunday and picked up two people for operating unlicensed liquor plants. Police said that they have raided a shanty owned by Sanu Tamang (30) in Nayabasti, Jorpati on the outskirts of Kathmandu and confiscated 500 litres of raw materials used for making home-made hooch, silver utensils, 20 litres of alcohol and one gas cylinder. Police said that they have arrested owner Tamang after the confiscation of the illicit hooch. Police said that they c...
Published On: 2013-03-17

Decomposed body found in Nagarjun Jungle

KATHMANDU: The body of an unidentified woman was found at Taptape Pond in Jitpurphedi-based Nagarjun Jungle at around 6 am on Saturday. The deceased appeared to be in her 30s. According to a preliminary investigation, police said that they had found the body in a decomposed condition in the pond. Police said that the identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. Police said they have launched an investigation into the death and are trying to find out the deceased’s identity....
Published On: 2013-03-17

Man arrested with bottled petrol

KATHMANDU: Police said on Saturday that a man was detained by a police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka for selling illegal petrol filled in bottles in Dhalku on Saturday. Sete Wala (35) of Suryamai Nayabasti, Makwanpur district was arrested with 50 bottles of petrol at around 3 pm yesterday. Further investigation into the incident is underway, police said....
Published On: 2013-03-17

NTB travels Europe to promote Nepal

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) organized the first ever Nepal Sales Mission in the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark on March 12- 14, 2013. According to NTB, eight leading tour operators and hotels from Nepal participated in this very successful Sales Mission, amid a function attended by media houses and different tourism entrepreneurs in the cities of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. The emphasis was on tour operators and travel agents selling Asia but not yet Nepal. The Ambassador of Nepal to Denmark, Mukti Nath Bhatta addressed the gathering in Copenhagen h...
Published On: 2013-03-17