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Russian tourist looted in Thamel

KATHMANDU: A Russian citizen was robbed of his money in the Thamel area in the wee hours of Saturday morning. Police said four to five persons overpowered the tourist, identified as Oleg only, near Narsingh Chowk and ran away with Rs 17,000 at around 2:50 am. He was returning to his room in the King Land Hotel from the Fire Club after having his late night meal. Police said they are looking into the case. ...
Published On: 2012-12-22

LPG leakage causes fire in Lokhanthali

KATHMANDU: Property worth Rs. 1,43,000 was reduced to ashes as a fire broke out due to the leakage of cooking gas in a house in Lokanthali of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality on Friday evening. One person was injured in the incident. Police said the fire broke out in the kitchen of Sitaram Khadka while evening meal was being prepared at around 6:55 pm. The 30-year-old sustained burn injuries on his right hand while trying to contain the fire. He was rushed to the Nagarik Hospital in Gatthaghar for treatment. The fire gutted clothes, Rs 26,000 in cash and other materials, according to police....
Published On: 2012-12-22

Man injured in drunken stupor dies in hospital

KATHMANDU: A man who sustained face injuries, allegedly in a drunken stupor, last week died at the Blue Cross Hospital in Tripureshwor on Friday. Police said Ram Prasad Khatiwada breathed his last in the hospital bed at 1 pm yesterday while receiving treatment. A permanent resident of Bhotechaur, Sindhupalchowk, Khatiwada resided in his rented room in Nayabasti, Jorpati. He was rushed to the hospital with bruises and injuries near his eyes in the evening of December 12. Police said they have detained the deceased’s 26-year-old wife for interrogation....
Published On: 2012-12-22

Property stolen from unattended house

KATHMANDU: Property worth around Rs. 2,00,000 was stolen from a house in Arahiti on Friday. Preliminary investigation reveals that unidentified thieves barged into the unattended house of Rijal after breaking the bolt and decamped with Rs.3,000 in cash, gold ornaments weighing three tolas, and one digital camera. Police said that they have initiated a search operation to nab the culprits....
Published On: 2012-12-22

Valley road expansion drive satisfactory: govt

KATHMANDU: Half of the expansion of main roads in the Kathmandu Valley has completed satisfactorily, the government said. The road expansion in the Valley was initiated last September. Some 200 metres of road has fallen under the expansion drive in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts of the Valley. Among this, expansion for 80 km in Kathmandu and 20 km in Lalitpur is going on in fast pace. The government is effortful to complete the road expansion within coming mid June in the areas where the infrastructures have been dismantled. The road expansion though met obstacles in the early ...
Published On: 2012-12-22

Corruption complaint filed against forest minister

KATHMANDU: A complaint has been filed at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday against Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Yadubansa Jha for allegedly embezzling more than Rs. 150 million. In the complaint registered by Journalist Laxman Bajgain of Makranchuli, Makwanpur, the Forest Minister, representing CPN (ML-Socialist) party in the government, has been charged of depositing more than Rs. 150 million earned illegally in the US and India under his brother Haribansa Jha's account. It has also been stated in the complaint that Jha, who came with a med...
Published On: 2012-12-22

Tamu Lhosar festival on December 28

KATHMANDU: The Gurung community shall observe the Tamu Lhosar festival from coming December 28. According to information shared at a press conference organised by the Tamu Lhosar Main Organising Committee here on Friday, the Tamu Lhosar 2012 will be observed for four days starting December 28 under the theme of 'federal constitution along with identity' at local khulla manch. The Tamu Lhosar is observed as the beginning of the New Year after sunrise on December 30. The festival celebrations will include pageantry and rally, folk songs competition, motorcycle rally, football and shot-put com...
Published On: 2012-12-22

CJ admits failure to tackle judicial crisis

KATHMANDU: Admitting his failure to address the judicial crisis arising from the failure to appoint Supreme Court judges despite ‘serious efforts’ on his part, Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi today called on all stakeholders to help end the crisis. Regmi was addressing a function that Supreme Court Bar Association had organised to mark its 56th Bar Day. Noting that some people have been calling him a Chief Justice lacking in vision for his failure to fill up judicial vacancies before the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, Regmi said, “Had the constitution been promulgat...
Published On: 2012-12-21

'Kishori Mahato capable enough to be PM'

KATHMANDU: The Office of the President today replied to the Supreme Court that Kishori Mahato can be appointed Prime Minister if the parties have no objection. Sital Babu Regmi, secretary at the president’s office, filed a written explanation on Mahato’s demand in response to an apex court show case notice issued on December 10, holding that Mahato is capable enough to head a government. The authority (to appoint the PM) is “vested on the President and the political parties, and there was no need for the apex court’s intervention,” reads the explanation. A singl...
Published On: 2012-12-21

NSU to investigate office vandalism

KATHMANDU: Nepal Students’ Union (NSU) today formed three committees to investigate different cases related to it. A three-member probe committee, formed under the coordination of Lekhnath Pokharel, central committee (CC) member, has been assigned to probe into the vandalism at their central office yesterday, said NSU in a press note. The NSU’s central office was vandalised yesterday. According to the statement, Leela Ballav Dahal, CC member, will look into the alleged involvement of NSU cadres in admitting fake examinees in Tri-Chandra Campus. Ganesh Thapa-led panel will probe ...
Published On: 2012-12-21