The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday gave its final verdict and said the Constituent Assembly (CA) term can be extended only one more time. If the new constitution could not be drafted even within the extended deadline, then either go for referendum or hold another election to the Constituent Assembly, the SC ordered.
A full bench comprising Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi and Justices Damodar Prasad Sharma, Rajkumar Prasad Sah, Kalyan Shrestha and Prem Sharma also asked the defendants to decide the duration of the extension before final extension of the CA. The Prime Minister’s Office, Office of the President, CA, CA chairman, parliament and Ministry of Law and Justice are the defendants in the case.
Advocate-duo Bal Krishna Neupane and Bharat Jungum had filed a writ petition in September arguing that it was completely unconstitutional and illegitimate to extend the CA term against the Article 64 of the Interim Constitution.
Current term of the CA will expire on November 30.
Maldhunga bridge / Baglung Bridge is the entry point to Baglung Bazar over Kali Gandaki River on Baglung Highway.
UPDATE: More photos of the bridge, taken from the side (new photos credits Suman Shrestha):
UPDATE: Binita Baral organized the press meet. She is ‘happy’ to tell her story and seems ‘happier’ by the amount of media attraction the photo created. In her Facebook she didn’t care to tell what was the real thing she told in the press meet. That means it is not the important. It seems, the press meet was well planned beforehand and they had taken some photos specially for the anticipated press meet – photos showing undergarments. Binita posted this message in Facebook:
The Facebook message says nothing about her concern (because, she isn’t concerned about the real issue). She didn’t even felt the need to clarify in her Facebook profile (because, she doesn’t want to spoil the media attention).
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Binita Baral, the ‘Chapali Heights‘ fame model/actress, has been in and out of controversy since she enter the Nepali movie industry. At first she was kicked out of a movie, without compensation, after she had already signed the deal.
The government today afternoon proposed in the Legislature-Parliament for an amendment in the Article 138 (2) of the Interim Constitution for six-month extension of the Constituent Assembly (CA).
The latest three-month term of the CA is expiring on November 29. The CA term has already been extended three times for a total of one and a half years after its original two year term.
Energy Minister Post Bahadur Bogati of the UCPN (Maoist) party tabled the amendment bill in the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament for discussion. If this amendment is done, it will be the 11th amendment to the Interim Constitution.
During discussion, Rastriya Prajantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) legislator Chandra Bahadur Gurung objected of presenting the proposal on the amendment bill, saying that term of the CA should not be extended because only fresh mandate was the alternative to consolidate democracy and people’s supremacy, thereby ending current political imbroglio. However, majority of House members rejected Gurung’s dissent.
The major political parties UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) have still not agreed upon as to by how many months the CA term should be extended.
It is easy to follow what others do as long as talent is not involved. Karishma Manandhar‘s beauty is envied by every other actresses in Nepali movie industry and it is not much surprising if an aspiring actress follows her steps.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the legislature parliament on Tuesday has directed the government to close down all casinos having outstanding royalty and taxes.
PAC had summoned chief secretary Madhav Prasad Ghimire, Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (MoF) Krishna Hari Banskota, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) secretary Dr. Ganesh Raj Joshi, Secretary at the Prime Minister´s Office (PMO) Lilamani Paudel, Director General of Department of Revenue Investigation (DRI) Shanta Bahadur Shrestha along with other government officials.
After a discussion with them, the PAC directed the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Finance Ministry to revoke the licenses of the casinos within 15 days if they do not deposit the royalty amount. This is the PAC’s fourth directive in the last 12 months in this regard.
“Casinos that do not bother to comply with the law do not deserve to continue operations. Hence, we have asked the government to shut them down within 15 days,” said Ram Krishna Yadav, chairman of PAC.
According to the government, only one—Casino Shangri-la—out of 10 casinos operating in the country has cleared taxes. Remaining nine—Casino Anna, Casino Nepal, Casino Royale, Casino Fulbari, Casino Everest, Casino Tara, Casino Venus, Casino Radd and Casino Pokhara Grand—jointly owe over Rs 490 million in royalty and other taxes to the government.
The PAC also asked the concerned authorities to immediately formulate guidelines to regulate the operation of casinos and enforce them within a month.
Actor Bhuwan KC had organized a huge party on the occasion of his daughter’s marriage. In the party, high profile gusts were invited including ex-King Gyanendra Shah. Ex-king arrived one hour before the party began and left offering his best wishes to the new couple and having a cup of black coffee.
Participants included speaker of the house Subash Nebwang, Chief of Army Chatra Man Gurung, ex-prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Surya Bahadur Thapa.
Nepali Television presents a comedy based on a folk lore
Nepali comedy – Jwain
Starring – Narayan Tripathi, Laxmi Giri, Subhash Gajurel etc.
Story – Shyam Thasha
Congratulation Miss UK Nepal 2011 Gaumaya Gurung.
The 19 year-old winner Gaumaya Gurung lives in Watford, London and is 5ft 2in tall.
Also, congratulations to Pragya Shrestha the first runner-up and Neelam Gurung the second runner-up. The event was organized on November 19, 2011.
A ‘bomb’ exploded outside of the office of United Mission to Nepal at Thapathali Height on Tuesday afternoon. However, there were no reports of any casualty in the blast.
It is suspected that this blast in the residential area might have done by two persons who came in Motorcycle. According to Police, pamphlets signed by a group calling themselves ‘Nepal Defense Army’ have been found there.
Meanwhile, another thread bomb found at the same place was disposed by bomb disposal team of security personnel. (Photo Credit: Kantipur)
Weekly trade show and gathering in Hupra Chaur, Hetauda. It is like a farmer’s market utilized by the people to trade products every Saturday.
Photo taken on November 19, 2011, credits – Thokar Adarsha.
Nepali Movie – Dulahi (2011)
Starring – Rajesh Hamal, Mukesh Dhakal, Sumina Ghimire etc.
Producer – Harshita KC
Director / Writer – Baburam Dhakal
Mero Pyaro Okhaldhunga….
The poet who wrote the beautiful poem about his birthplace Okhaldhunga and made it popular, is remembered as the Yug Kavi. Siddhicharan Shrestha who was born in Okhaldhunga-6, has a statue erected on his birthplace. (Photo credit: Dewaka Dhakal)
The place Okhaldhunga Bazaar and the district is named after an Okhal shaped stone. The stone is preserved by constructing a brick wall around it, in a shape of an Okhal.
Before the construction of Okhaldhunga – Katari road, the only means of transportation to the district was airplane (apart from walking from Katari of Udaypur). Rumjhatar airport made on a natural slope doesn’t even
have a gravel surface.
Okhaldhunga is also popular for a beautiful fall, Pokali Falls. We had posted some beautiful photos of Pokali Falls in June.
Anu Dhimal of Birtamod became the first one to be crowned with Miss Dhimal. The beauty contest of Miss Dhimal was organized for the first time in Dhulabari on Saturday by Dhimal Yuba Samaj Samiti. Anu also won the title of Best Personality and Best Figure.
Alisa Dhimal became the First Runner up and Sumitra Dhimal became the Second Runner up. Likewise, other titles and their winners are:
Best Discipline – Madina Dhimal,
Best Catwalk – Bhima Dhimal,
Best Performance – Bimala Dhimal
Best Photogenic – Sumitra Dhimal
Best Smile – Alisa Dhimal
Best hair – Sunita
Best Skill – Manisha
Best Talent – Bhima Dhimal
Sushil Babu Shrestha, Sunila Limbu, Neil David, Binod Basnet and Asim Jwel were in the judging committee. (Courtesy: Purbeli times)
A journalist / news reader Komal Oli has been a successful singer. Now, after two decades of singing, the unmarried singer is going to venture in a new field, acting.
In a press meet organized in Kathmandu, the producers of upcoming movie "Dabdaba" have told that Komal Oli will be featured in a special role. The movie to be written and directed by M.S. Agraj will also feature a song by Komal. The director told that Komal will be featured in a "Hot and Spicy" role.
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