News from Nepal July, 2011 (consolidated)

Flood and Landslide due to continuous rainfall: life at end or risk

Jul 1, 2011 @ 19:12

Due to continuous rainfall, highest flow of water has been recorded in the Narayani River this year.

Floods in the Narayani River has led to a water flow at around 250,000 cusec per second, according to Prem Chandra Gupta, the Secretary of Gandak Struggle Committee, Nawalparasi.

As a result of the rising level of water current in the river, locals in Susta and Paklihawa are in danger. The river has already washed away many areas of fertile land and there is a risk for 16 villages along with Paklihawa, Thulokhairatawa, Narsahi, Guthiprasauni, Bhjahawa, Pratappur, Kudiya and Rupauliya.

Due to continuous rainfall from three days, six people died on Friday in Tanahun. Two persons identified as Harikumar Shrestha, 44, and Balika Gita Shrestha, 14, of Rishing Ranipokhari VDC-4, were killed after the Chisapani River swept them away. Dipendra Shrestha, 16, son of Harikumar Shrestha, is missing after being swept away by flood.

Go Maya Ale, 19 and her 14 days daughter Sajin Ale of Rishing Ranipokhari VDC-7, died due to landslide to their house. Pitmaya Thapa, 17, of Bhanumati VDC-8 was also killed by landslide.

Similarly, Chetmaya Bhattarai, 78, of Bandipur VDC-8 was pushed away to the Khaldi River by landslide while went to see the landslide in the village and found dead in the river.

On Thursday night, in Palpa, Dharma Prasad Bhandari, 35, of Madhauliya, Rupandehi got injured while his motorcycle ran into a landslide along the Palpa-Butwal section of the road and died on the way to Lumbini Medical College. Landslide was triggered by contniuous rainfall at Jhumsa of Dovan VDC.

Meanwhile, two school girls—Srijana BK, 17, and Sunita BK, 16, –of Kalika secondary school were killed in a landslide in Palpa while preparing for exams late Thursday night after it crushed the neighborhood barn.

Flood in Koshi River

Jul 3, 2011 @ 03:04

Authorities have again raised red flag and lit red lights at the Koshi barrage on Saturday afternoon when the water level in the Saptakoshi River in Sunsari rises significantly and crossed the danger level of 150,000 cusec.

The water flow was recorded 150,480 cusec at around 4 pm, Sub Inspector of the Koshi Barrage Police Station Shambhu Basnet said. On Friday also, the water flow was recorded at 158,240 cusec at 3:15 pm and the red flag was raised and the red light was lit at 6:15 am on Friday morning after the water flow in the river was recorded over 150,000 cusec. Water level rose due to continuous rainfall in hilly region.

As the water level rises, it increases the risk of flood at the eastern embankment at Prakashpur area. The increase in water level at the barrage is due to thickening of river bed and this thickening is due to continuous sedimentation of sands and dirt eroded by the Himalayan rivers at the barrage, according to experts.

Call of Rs 25 lakh from single mobile

Jul 4, 2011 @ 17:25

Total bill amount has come up to Rs 25 lakh in one customer’s postpaid mobile using international conference call facility, yet the line has not been cut off. Generally, when the bill amount crosses the deposit amount of Rs. 3000/-, the line is cut off automatically.  It has been found that in nine mobiles using international conference call facility, from Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 25,00,000/-  bill amount have been rose within two weeks , Baishak last week and Jestha first week and the lines were not cut off.

It indicates the involvement of staffs of billing section in not cutting line, according to telecom source. The telecom management is investigating this matter. Sometimes, such error may occur due to problem in system, said Telecom Managing Director, Biswanath Goyal. It has been found that call has been made to those countries where even the internet call charge is very high. These nine mobiles include both GSM and CDMA and total bill amount from these mobiles is Rs. 86 lakh.

The management is trying to take action against customers rather than against staffs in billing section. It is learnt that gang, who is engaged in business of doing economical VOIP,  might have taken simcard on name of other people.  Telecom has decided to send this case to Central Investigation Bureau of Police, but, the case has not been send yet, due to pressure from some union. (translated from nagarik news)

CPN-UML lawmaker arrested

Jul 5, 2011 @ 14:44

CPN-UML lawmaker Narad Muni Rana (Tharu) was arrested from his residence on Monday morning at Anamnagar in Kathmandu for his intention of abusing his passport. Rana, resident of Kailali district, was elected in the Constituent Assembly (CA) from CPN UML under the system of proportional representation

A police has already informed CA chair Subash Chandra Nembang regarding Rana’s arrest. At noon, the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) disclosed in a journalist meet that the UML lawmaker has been found to have two diplomatic passports — 019917 and 021244.

It is learnt that he had sold the passport of No 021244 for Rs 1 million.

Earlier in April, the CIB had arrested lawmakers Gayatri Shah of the Nepali Janta Dal and Bishwonath Prasad Yadav of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal on the charge of selling their red passports.

Jhalak Bahadur Thapa driving in reverse for Guinness Book of World Records

Jul 5, 2011 @ 19:08

Jhalak Bahadur Thapa is driving a four wheel vehicle in reverse from Kathmandu to Dolakha to record his name in Guinness Book of World Records.

Thapa started his mission from Dashrath Stadium, Tripureshwor in the Tuesday morning after Chairman of Rastriya Prajantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) Kamal Thapa handed over a key of the vehicle to him at a function organized by civil society.

There is Guinness World Record on following three different attempts:-

  • Reverse driving – articulated truck – longest distance (individual)
  • Fastest speed driving in reverse
  • Fastest reverse drive over 500 miles.

Man accused of selling 400 women arrested

Jul 6, 2011 @ 20:03

Kale Tamang, who is claimed to be involved in smuggling more than 400 women including underage girls to Indian brothels during 15 years period, was arrested by the District Police Office of Nuwakot a few days ago, state news agency RSS said. Locals from Ghyangphedi and Shikarbesi VDCs in Nuwakot have made such claim.

The District Police Office was searching Tamang of Ghyangphedi VDC-7 since three years. Quoting DSP Bal Krishna Thapa, RSS said Tamang has accepted of smuggling only seven women.

According to the District Police Office, there are 30 people in ‘most wanted’ list who are involved in human trafficking in the district. Police are in search of those absconding human smugglers, said Thapa.

Nepal won 11 medals in Summer Olympics

Jul 8, 2011 @ 10:18

Nepal has won one gold, four silver and six bronze medals in the 13th Special Olympics World Summer Games held for athletes with intellectual disabilities in Athens of Greece from 25th June to 4th July 2011. According to Special Olympics World Summer Games Website, the list of Nepali team members who have won the medals is as below: –

S.No.

Name

Event

Medal

1.

Prem K. Gurung Athletics/Track and Field 2 bronze medals

2.

Prem K. Gurung, Binesh Shrestha, Devi Lal Shrestha and Sudip Thapa (Group) AT 4X100 Relay 1 silver medal

3.

Pooja Kandel BC Bocce Singles 2 bronze medals

4.

Pooja Kandel and Anir Rai BC Bocce Doubles 1 silver medals

5.

Sharmila Lamichhane Athletics/Track and Field 1 gold medal

6.

Anir Rai Bocce 1 bronze medal

7.

Radhika Thapa Athletics/Track and Field 1 silver and 1 bronze medal

8.

Sudip Thapa Athletics/Track and Field 1 silver medal

Chairman of the Special Olympics Nepal, Dr Jyoti Sherchan had led the Nepali team in the Olympics game and returned back on Thursday.

Over 7,000 athletes, from 180 countries have participated in a total of twenty-two sports. The Special Olympics is organized in every four years. Altius Directory writes, the motto of the Special Olympics is, “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Nine players’ statutes will be erected

Jul 13, 2011 @ 17:18

The statues of nine players will be built for their special contribution in the national sport. In the press meet organized by the Nepal Olympic Museum (NOM) in the Capital on Tuesday has informed that such decision has been made to honour the players for their contribution in the sport sectors.

As per the plan as quoted in RSS, the museum will build the statue of Bidhan Lama (first silver medal winner in Olympic game), Sabita Rajbhandari (first Bronze medal winner in Tequando in Asian games), Dipak Bista and Baikuntha Manandhar (Marathon player) who set the records in different national and international sport competitions.

Similarly, Jit Bahadur KC, Sangina Baidhya, Dal Bahadur Rana Magar, Ganesh Thapa and late Nar Shumsher JBR will also be honored by establishing their statues.

Sculptor Prem Maharjan of Lalitpur will construct the statues. The total project cost has been estimated to be Rs. 3 million. Sabita Rajbhandari, Bronze medal winner in Tequando in Asian games, has announced that she will provide Rs. 100,000 as assistance to establish the statues.

Sudan Scam: Former AIG Bista in Custody

Jul 14, 2011 @ 01:52

Former AIG Dipendra Bahadur Bista, one of the accused police officials in the Sudan scam, has been sent to Dilli Bazaar jail as per the Special Court order after failing to deposit a bail amount of Rs 10 million,” said Court Registrar Dhir Bahadur Chand. He will remain there until he submits the bail amount.

The bail amount was sought after conducting hearing on ex-AIG Bista’s involvement in the scam on Wednesday by a full bench led by Special Court Chairman Gauri Bahadur Karki, members Kedar Prasad Chalise and Om Prakash Mishra. The preliminary findings show direct involvement of former police officer in the scam and no evidence yet to prove his innocence as stated by the Special Court.

He is the second police officer accused in the Sudan scam to be sent to judicial custody.  Earlier, suspended DSP Dinesh KC was sent to judicial custody after he failed to deposit bail amount of Rs. 35,00,000 on Sunday. Later on Tuesday, KC was released after depositing bail.

Budget presentation put off

Jul 15, 2011 @ 05:50

The presentation of budget at the legislature parliament scheduled for Thursday was put off at the last moment to avoid confrontation with the United Democratic Madhesi Front, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bharat Mohan Adhikari.

Earlier in the day, the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) threatened Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Adhikari that they will obstruct the budget speech in the House unless their concerns were addressed.

Former IGP Gurung in Custody, former AIG Bista released

Jul 15, 2011 @ 14:32

Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hem Bahadur Gurung became the third police officer accused in the Sudan scam (embezzlement of millions rupees while purchasing APCs) to be sent to judicial custody. Gurung has been sent to Dillibazaar Jail on Thursday after he failed to deposit a bail of Rs. 50 million as demanded by the Special Court (SC).

The SC set his bail after conducting initial hearing on Gurung’s alleged involvement in the Sudan scam and after recording his statement. The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) had filed a charge sheet against 34 police officials and two suppliers for misusing millions of rupees.

During the preliminary study of the documents and hearings, it showed direct involvement of Gurung in approving the LC opened for the APC purchase despite then AIG Shyam Sing Thapa’s request not to release the amount for the purchase deal citing the low quality of APCs, according to statement of a full bench of special court led by Gauri Bahadur Karki.

Likewise, former AIG Dipendra Bahadur Bista, who was sent to Dilli Bazaar jail on Wednesday after failing to deposit a bail amount of Rs 10 million, was released. The SC has directed to release ex-AIG Bista after he deposited Rs 10 million bail.

Budget presented in parliament, question arise against its secrecy

Jul 16, 2011 @ 05:31

After the government committed in writing to address the demands of Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM), the SLMM allowed the government to present the annual budget. Finance Minsiter Bharat Mohan Adhikari presented the budget of Rs. 384.9 billion for the fiscal year 2011-12 at the Legislature-Parliament, Nayabaneshower in Kathmandu on Friday. On Thursday, the budget speech was put off due to obstruction warnings from the SLMM.

The budget document has already been disclosed in various websites and newspaper before the budget speech was formally presented in the parliament.  Citing to this, lawmakers from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), Janashakti Party leader Prakash Chandra Lohani and other parites raised questions over the significance of presenting the budget and demanded the stoppage of the budget presentation.

NC leader and Finance Mnister Ram Sharan Mahat condemned the government for failing to maintain budget secrecy. The lawmakers demanded the formation of a parliamentary panel to investigate disclose and the resignation of Adhikari.

To give continuation to the budget speech, House Speaker Subash Chandra Nembang assured the leaders that he has taken the issue seriously and would be dealing with it responsibly.

Parliamentary special investigating committee has been formed with NC Chief Whip Laxman Ghimire as coordinator chief, and Kalpana Rana, Jaypuri Gharti, Post Bahadur Bogati, Bhim Acharya, Ramesh Lekhak and Hridayesh Tripathi as members for investigating the disclose.
Energy Minister Gokarna Bista said the budget was posted in the website as a tradition, after presenting it to the Spokesperson, it has not trespassed any secrecy. An investigating committee is unnecessary.

Municipalities increased by 41

Jul 18, 2011 @ 14:26
During the budget speech in the legislature parliament on Friday, the government has declared 41 new municipalities across the country as per the recommendation from a panel led by Professor Dr. Surya Lal Amatya.  The recommendation was made a decade earlier.

With addition of 41 municipalities, the number of municipalities across the country has reached 99. The number of VDCs has reduced from 3915 to 3754.

Three municipalities that have been added in Kathmandu valley are Shankharapur in Sankhu area,Karyabinayak in Bhainsepati area and Champapur in Chapagaon area.

Other newly declared municipalities are:-

Panchkhal ( Kavre),  Chautara (Sindhupalchowk), Nilkantha (Dhading), Khairenitar, Dulegaunda and Bandipur in Tanahu, Gaidakot and Sunaul in Nawalparasi, Besisahar in Lamjung, Kusma in Parbat, Beni in Myagdi, Tamghas in Gulmi, and Sandhikharka in Arghakhanchi, Taplejung, Bhojpur, Phidim in Panchthar, Birtamod in Jhapa, Urlabari in Morang, Myanglung in Tehrathum, Diktel in Khotang, Katari in Udaypur, Kanchanpur (Rupnagar) and Mohanpur, Kalyanpur in Saptari, Ramnagar (Mirchaiya) in Siraha, Dhanushadham and Sakhuwa Mahendranagar in Dhanusha, Nigaul Gaushala in Mahottari, Hariaun in Sarlahi, Manthali in Ramechhap, Chandranighapur in Rautahat and Jitpur in Bara, Pyuthan, Salyan, Kohalpur in Banke, Mangalsen and Sanphebagar in Achham, Chainpur in Bajhang and Rajapur in Bardiya have also been declared municipalities.

In Karnali zone, municipality has been declared for the first time and it’s Chandanpur in Jumla

The panel has made the recommendations on the basis of interaction with various institutions and persons and taking into consideration factors such as non-agricultural occupation, population density, electricity and water, roads, education, health, communications, industries, business, mobilization of economic resources, district headquarters, and governmental and non-governmental programmes.

To be declared as municipality, at least Rs 1 million annual revenue should be raised  from internal resources in that area and  there has to be population of at least 20,000 in municipalities of the hilly and Terai region and 10,000 in municipalities of the Himalayan region.

Suspended SSP Khadka released on bail after arrest

Jul 18, 2011 @ 18:42
Following preliminary hearing on the Sudan scam (embezzlement of millions rupees while purchasing APCs) in the Special Court (SC), suspended Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shyam Bahadur Khadka is the fourth senior police officer to be sent to prison for his alleged involvement.

SSP Khadka, who was sent to the Dillibazaar jail on Sunday after he failed to deposit the bail amount of Rs. 7 million as sought by SC, has been released on Monday after he deposited the bail amount.

Earlier, the SC has conducted the first hearings of former Inspector General (IGP) Hem Bahadur Gurung, former Additional Inspector General (AIG) Deependra Bahadur Bista and former Deputy Superintendent of Police Dinesh Bahadur KC and has sought bail from them. Among these officials, former IGP Gurung is still in judicial custody as being unable to deposit a bail of Rs. 50 million.

According to Court Registrar Dheer Bahadur Chand, the Siddhartha Bank has arranged the bail amount for the release of SSP Khadka.

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) had filed a charge sheet against 34 police officials and two suppliers for misusing millions of rupees.

Former IGP Thukuri in judicial custody for 1 day, next is suspended DSP Adhikari

Jul 20, 2011 @ 17:02

Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ramesh Chand Thakuri was released from judicial custody after Civil Bank assured the bank guarantee on Thakur’s behalf on Wednesday. IGP Thakuri is the fifth police officer to be sent in judicial custody. The Special Court on Tuesday sent former IGP Thakuri to the Dilli Bazaar jail after he failed to post a bail of Rs. 70 million for his involvement in the multi-million dollar Sudan scam.

During preliminary study of documents and hearings of Thakuri, the special court has found his direct involvement in the scam.

Thakuri was suspended on the second week of June when the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) complained that the investigation could not be processed until Thakuri is in the post of police chief.

Likewise, former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Hem Bahadur Gurung, who has been sent to Dillibazaar Jail on July 14, Thursday, was also released after Global Bank assured the bail guarantee on Gurung’s behalf, according to the Special Court Registrar Dhir Bahadur Chand.

The Special Court had demanded Rs. Rs. 50 million bail from Gurung for his alleged involvement in irregularities while purchaing the Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) for the Nepali peace keeping mission in Darfur, Sudan.

Meanwhile, suspended DSP Prakash Adhikari becomes the sixth police officer to be sent to judicial custody by the Special Court after he failed to post a bail of Rs. 1.5 million as demanded by the court.

Changunarayan temple‚ Halchhap village at risk with unapproved divert of the rivulet

Jul 22, 2011 @ 06:27

Manohari rivulet is sweeping away land of Changu VDC- 2 and 3 of Bhaktapur keeping human settlement there at risk. The risk has been triggered with the incessant rain when a company namely Green City diverted the course of Manohari rivulet without taking prior approval from the concerned authority.

The problem surfaced when the company diverted the rivulet flow to Bhaktapur citing it is undertaken as per the survey carried out in 2021 BS. The rivulet is flowing along the border of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.

Residents of Halchhap located in the north-south from Changunarayan temple – listed as in the world heritage site – are also afraid of life-threatening disasters in the settlement due to the flood taking place in the rivulet and landslides.

Ripu Sudan Thapa of Danchhi said to RSS, paddy and maize cultivated in more than hundred ropanies of land have been swept away by the swollen rivulet. He demanded the guilty should be brought to book after probing into the incident as the losses have been incurred due to the vested interests of people.

Jivan Singh Bhandari, who bought the land of more than 500 ropanis, has also taken help of Maoist Incharge of Danchhi VDC, Chiranjibi Shrestha for diverting the rivulet by making him coordinator of the committee when Bhandari felt that he cannot diverted it, as quoted in Kantipur as saying of Ripu Sudan Thapa. Further it writes, local Rameshwor Shrestha has blamed Chiranjibi that he has accepted of taking Rs four lakhs for diverting the rivulet.

Locals have demanded the concerned authority to take action against those involved in changing the course of rivulet in an unscientific manner, return the rivulet to its previous course and provide with compensation to the victims.

Arsenal, Tottenham Interested on Nepalese teenager football star Rohit Chand

Jul 22, 2011 @ 19:53

If reports in the media are to be believed, Rohit Chand, the 18-year-old Nepali football star, is sought after by two top English Premier League clubs, Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a report published in the Talksport.co.uk, UK’s leading football news portal, Rohit Chand, who plays for Indian First Division side Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) SC,  is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in Asian football and is desperate to make the big time in European football.

Nepal National Coach, Graham Robert, Former Spurs skipper is said to have confirmed to GoalNepal that the report on British Media about Nepal teenager star defender, Rohit Chand linking to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur was true. Both International scouts are coming to Amman, Jordan to judge the boy while playing against Jordan on July 23, in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers match.

Coach Graham Roberts said, “Rohit is by far the best centre-half I have ever coached. He is an extreme talent who will play at the highest level”.

After joining ANFA Academy at the age of 12 years, Chand started his professional football career from Nepal top division club Machhindra Football Club before moving to HAL. (Photo Credit: Talksport.co.uk)

CA member Lingden’s daughter arrested, more ten days added

Jul 23, 2011 @ 18:51

Ten days have been added for investigating the case of arrest of Maoist CA member Bishowdeep Lingden’s daughter Sadhna Limbu with a loaded pistol.  On Thursday, security personnel arrested the 13 year old Sadhna with a pistol and seven rounds of bullets during routine security check in Tribhuvan International Airport.  She was set to board a Buddha Air flight for Bhadrapur.

During preliminary interrogation, Sadhna denied of having knowledge of weapon and bullets in her handbag, the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Chief Kedar Rizal said.

District Administration Office Kathmandu provided more 10 days to Kathmandu Police force for investigation on Friday. Police informed further investigation is going on.

20 ministries received NEA’s warning to cut their electricity

Jul 25, 2011 @ 18:13

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the government power monopolist, has warned to cut off electricity supply to 20 ministries and some constitutional bodies if the electricity bill is not paid within 15 days. On Monday, NEA issued a public notice and has urged the ministries to pay the bills within 15 days.

According to the statement, the total bill amount of the ministries and the constitutional bodies, which has not been paid yet, has reached to Rs. 662.4 million. Since a long time, most of the ministries have not paid the electricity bill, according to NEA.

The highest defaulters are the home ministry (Rs 175 million), the peace ministry (Rs 136 million) and the health ministry (Rs 152 million). But there is no energy ministry, NEA’s line ministry in the list of defaulters in the statement.

Three arrested while selling statue of Budhha

Jul 26, 2011 @ 18:43

Chitwan police arrested three people while trying to sell a statue of Buddha at NRs. 1 crore in Bharatpur on Tuesday.

Bom Bahadur Bumbu (40) of Palpa- 3, Bishnu Pariyar (26) and Aite Ram Sunar (29) of Mukundapur, Nawalparasi were arrested near Maya Devi Kanya College. However, their accomplice Chun Bahadur Ale of Butwal, managed to escape. About 10 inch statue weighs approximately 9.5 kg.

A saw and pliers were also seized along with the statue.  During the arrestee making public, SP at the Chitwan District Police Office (DPO) Rabindra Prasad Sharma said, “We are investigating where the statue came from and if it is actually made of gold.” He further added that he is handing over the statue to the archeological department for its identification.

News in Brief – Inaruwa tense, Dispute resolution panel, Ambulance plunged in Trishuli

Jul 29, 2011 @ 01:59

Locals picket Inaruwa police station

Devanunj of Sunsari has been tense after the locals clashed with police on Friday. The clash ensued after the locals pelted stones at the police who had confiscated illegal cotton brought from India. Police reportedly fired some rounds of tear gas shells into the air to contain the situation. According to DSP Indra Dahal of Sunsari Police Office, around five hundred locals picketed the police station this afternoon. Around six people have been injured in the scuffle, police said.

Dispute resolution panel resumes discussion

The Dispute Resolution Subcommittee under the Constitutional Committee has given continuity to resolve contentious issues on Friday. The meeting held for an hour in Singhadurbar this morning decided to focus the sub-committee on subjective issues to reduce the disputes seen in constitution drafting and House obstruction, sub-committee member Laxman Lal Karna informed. The next meeting has been scheduled for Sunday. The sub-committee formed under the coordination of UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has till date reduced the contentious issues seen in the committee for state restructuring and forms of governance to 25 from 78. However, the political parties are yet to forge consensus on other contentious issues including state restructuring, form of governance and election procedure.

Ambulance, truck plunge into Trishuli

An ambulance and a loaded truck plunged into the Trishuli River along the Mugling-Narayangarh Road stretch on Friday morning. Five persons have been injured in the accident. The truck (Na 3 Kha 6605) heading for Kathmandu from Narayangarh collided head-on the ambulance (Sa 1 Cha 682) and plunged into the river, informed District Police Office of Chitwan. Both the vehicles have been damaged in the accident. (Source – Kantipur)

Samata school teachers resigned en masse

Jul 30, 2011 @ 19:27

All 34 teachers of the Nawalparasi-based Samata School except Principal Sheshkanta Rimal resigned en masse on Friday saying that their demands including salary hike went unheard. A teacher said the teachers resigned collectively following heated disputes over salary hike and acknowledgement of their contribution by the school management committee.

The School was closed on Thursday, and on Friday, the school decided to close classes for five days after endorsing the resignation of teachers. The school is popular in imparting quality education to its pupils at a very less fee of Rs 150 per month only and has its branch across the nation.

After the parents’ gave pressure to seek a solution to problems, a meeting was conducted between the management and teachers on Saturday. According to Director of the school, Binod Pandey, the school has been paying each teacher up to Rs 8000 monthly salary and the school plans to run classes up to 10 from the next year.

Maoist ministers resign en masse

Jul 31, 2011 @ 08:28

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has handed over group resignation letters of his party ministers to Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on Saturday evening.

During the meeting at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar, Maoist chairman also gave an ultimatum to the PM either to reshuffle the cabinet by inducting the proposed Maoist members in the government as per Maoist decision or else have the Maoist party withdraw  its support to the Khanal led government. Prior to this meeting, Maoist standing committee has made such decision.

Today, a meeting was held on the same agenda between PM Khanal and UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Dahal, but, has ended inconclusively as the meeting failed to find common ground.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.