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RPP Nepal forms Parliamentary Committee

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal, Kamal Thapa, has constituted the Parliamentary Committee in accordance with the party constitution. The members of the RPP-Nepal's parliamentary committee are Padma Sundar Lawoti, Keshar Bahadur Bista, Rajeev Parajuli, Dr Dhawal Shumsher Rana, Chandra Bahadur Gurung, Hari Narayan Yadav, Govinda Khaniya, Bishnu Kumari Gurung, Dasrath Joshi and Sushila Shrestha, the party stated in a press release. ...
Published On: 2013-04-25

NC slams attack on Muraraka

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) issuing a press release on Thursday, strongly condemned the recent attack carried out on the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Vice-president (VP) Pashupati Muraraka. In the communiqué, NC has deplorable the attack carried out Muraraka on Tuesday, 23rd April. “The increasing attacks on the industrialists have terrorized the private sector and injected fear and insecurity in the public,” NC said in a press release. The grand old party has further appealed to the government to book the attackers and ensure secur...
Published On: 2013-04-25

Gang robs rented room

KATHMANDU: An unidentified gang of robbers have stolen various gold ornaments, cash and valuables from the rented room of Bijaya Lama, a permanent resident of Dharan Municipality, on Wednesday. The burglars barged into the Maitidevi-based room of Lama and made off with gold ornaments approximately of 2.5 tola, Rs 30,000 in cash and various valuables worth face value of Rs 174000, police said. The robbery had occurred at around 4 pm yesterday. Police said they are investigating the case. ...
Published On: 2013-04-25

Govt to expand opportunities of research for scholars

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to expand the sector of research for those who are interested in utilising knowledge within the country itself after receiving Masters' or Ph. D degree in science and technology from home or abroad. Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has decided to promote the research sector to control the rampant brain drain facing the country and utilise the skilled human resources. It is believed that over 45,000 skilled human resources and talents were last year forced to go abroad, citing lack of research opportunities within the country. According...
Published On: 2013-04-25

Acute shortage of textbooks in Bhaktapur

BHAKTAPUR: Students in Bhaktapur are wandering for want of obtaining textbooks after acute shortage of books due to sheer ignorance on part of the Janak Education Materials Centre (JEMC) Limited. They are on a rush almost every day to find textbooks published by JEMC, however the centre entrusted with the sole responsibility of publishing and distributing prescribed textbooks is located in their district Bhaktapur, complained students. According to District Education Office Shanker Kumar Gautam, students based in Bhaktapur are compelled to move here and there in search for textbooks mainly...
Published On: 2013-04-25

Regmi inaugurates community service centre in Lamatar

LALITPUR: Chairperson of the Interim Election Government Khil Raj Regmi today inaugurated the newly constructed four-storeyed Shuvatara Community Service Centre at Lamatar, Lalitpur, on the occasion of the silver jubilee of the school. On the occasion, Regmi said political stability was a must for development of the education sector. “We are going to conduct Constituent Assembly polls and we need the support of the education sector as well,” he said. Rani Kakshyapati, founding principal of Shuvatara School, said the school’s ex-students who are now doctors, engineers and ad...
Published On: 2013-04-24

Illegal recruiter held‚ passports seized

KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau arrested Sunita Lama, 28, for sending unemployed people abroad without obtaining licence for labour outsourcing. Lama was found on the wrong side of the law during a raid on her house in Kapan Marg, Kathmandu, earlier this week. CIB said, she was found to be recruiting unemployed youth and illegally sending them to Gulf countries on behalf of Nepali agents abroad. She had not taken approval from the Department of Foreign Employment for this. Officials said Lama was held with substantial evidence to charge her with foreign employment fraud. It is...
Published On: 2013-04-24

'Help raped woman'

KATHMANDU: Inter-Party Women Alliance (IPWA) today demanded action against people who raped a 20-year-old woman in New Delhi a week ago. The woman was found in semi-conscious state near Nanakpura flyover in south Delhi on April 18. Delhi police suspect gang-rape. The woman is being treated at Safdarjung Hospital. Issuing a press statement today, IPWA said the victim should get compensation and the rapist/s should be booked and penalised. It also urged Nepal government to take diplomatic measures to initiate legal action against the rapist/s. Girl dies in accident BHAKTAPUR: Joshila Khadka, ...
Published On: 2013-04-24

PADT fails to maintain transparency

KATHMANDU: It has been a year since Pashupati Area Development Trust was directed to maintain transparency with regard to the income accruing from offerings at Pashupatinath temple, but PADT has failed to meet the target defined by the regulation. A regulation formulated to make income from the temple transparent was implemented from April 8, 2012. After the regulation came into effect, more than Rs 10 million, in cash as well as precious metals, was collected every month from donations offered by devotees, according to the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT). “However, the income ...
Published On: 2013-04-24

ASI referred to CIAA to face graft charge

KATHMANDU: Police today referred ASI Raju Bhandari to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to press corruption charge after Kathmandu District Court released him on bail of Rs 150,000 in connection with a kidnapping and hostage-taking charge. The court had sent sub-inspectors Prakash Malla and Rudra Poudel to judicial custody in Central Jail for further investigation of the same case while releasing ASI Bhandari, a co-accused, on bail. Nepal Police said the case had also attracted anti-graft law due to their involvement in abuse of authority for personal gains....
Published On: 2013-04-24