News from Nepal March, 2012 (consolidated)

Home Minister commits to remove fake landless squatters from river banks

Mar 1, 2012 @ 18:31

In a discussion programme organized by the High Level Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bijay Kumar Gachhadar expressed his commitment to remove the fake landless squatters residing along the river banks in the Kathmandu Valley.

Home Minister Gachhadar questioned how people can be called landless squatters when they are living encroaching public land by constructing RCC buildings.

According to RSS, he said he had requested top leaders of the big three parties frequently for their support. He further said to remove fake landless squatters at any expense, and warned he will rather settle other people in Tundikhel, if they did not support him for the same.

Similarly, Minister for Physical Planning and Works Hyridayesh Tripathi said that the government was committed to conserve the river banks in the Kathmandu Valley.

Earlier in January, the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works had tasked the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC) with registering the squatters to identify real landless squatters.

Only 12 percent of the around 8,000 people living on the river banks filed applications for registering themselves as squatters.

According to the study of the government, more than 1,500 ropanis (76.3 hectares) of land have been encroached by the squatters on the banks of Bagmati, Bishnumati, Manohara and Dhobikhola rivers in the valley.

EC cancels registration of 11 political parties

Mar 2, 2012 @ 18:12
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Poojana Pradhan to entertain in a Holi program in Dubai on March 2

Actress model Poojana Pradhan ‘Stri’ is going to participate in a cultural program to be held in Dubai to celebrate Holi festival. The program to be held on March 2, 2012 will also feature local artists who will also show their various talents for the entertainment of the audiance.


The program to be held in Imperial Suites Hotel, Bar Dubai is supported by various Dubai based organizations and is managed by Ashish Purush and Jayram Lama.

Holi at Karishma Manandhar home – Photo feature

Karishma-and-rekha-holi Karishma Manandhar organized a special event on the occasion of holi at her home. They also celebrated the birthday of film producer and director, Binod Manandar. The actual birthday of Binod Manandhar, Karishma’s husband was on the day before Holi. Also present in the occasion was the Karishma and Binod daughter, Kabita Manandhar.

In the special program, present film related personalities were – actresses like Rekha Thapa, Nandita KC, Rejina Upreti, and Sushma Karki. Among the actors, present were – Yashraj, Niraj Baral, Naresh Poudel, Aakash Adhikari, Ashok Sharma, Shovit Basnet, Sudarshan Thapa, Ukesh Dahal, Kiran KC, and Shayam Bhattarai. Other personalities include Rajendra Khadgi, Himal KC, Govinda Rai, Prabhu Shamsher, Dinesh DC. Also present in the occasion were various singers, journalists and Manandhar family friends.

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Happy Holi – Karishma Manandhar organizing a special event

Note: Click here for The Photos of the Event

lola Today is the festival of color in Nepal, Holi. We wish all our readers a very happy Holi! We hope everybody will make it enjoyable to everybody and they celebrate the festival amongst themselves.

Karishma Manandhar Event:

In the occasion, actress Karishma Manandhar is organizing a holi celebration in her home at Godawari, Lalitpur. Karishma has invited many of the Nepali movie personalities to celebrate holi in her home. The holi celebration starts at 10 AM in the morning and will run till about 5:00 PM in the evening. The event reminds me of photos of Rekha Thapa celebrating holi last year.

The actor Rajesh Hamal is on his way back from Japan and he is going to celebrate Holi in Thailand. He is returning back to Nepal on Sunday.

Bitter-Sweet – Lola Festival

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