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Chaulagain Elected Gefont Kathmandu Chairman

Kathmandu (RSS):  Arjun Chaulagain has been elected the chairman of the Kathmandu chapter of  General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GeFONT). The second convention of the organization elected him for a term of three years. The Vice Chairman elected is Dhanendra Mahat, Secretary Raj Kumar Rimal, Assistant Secretary Nanda Kumari Dhakal and the members are Krishna Gopal Maharjan, Bidur Dani, Urmila Ranabhat, Tirtha Thapa Lama, Sarita Karki and Mahesh Pyakurel. The Working Committee will nominate members later.GeFONT has some 293 business unit level committees active in Kathmandu district. GeFONT has been doing homework for making professional organizations for laborers in various  informal sector businesses including for painters, furniture and iron works. The newly elected Chaulagain said he would play role in heading state system to socialism, by protecting social security including in wages and heath insurance....

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Two Injured by Lightening in Mahottari

6 Oct-Bardibas (Mahottari): Two people were injured by lightning at Laxminiyan VDC in the district on Saturday evening.   The injured are Bir Bahadur Thing, 58, and his wife Chandri Maya Thing, 55, of Lakminiyan VDC-9, said the District Police Office.   The lightning struck them while they were sitting at their own house.  They are being treated in a local health centre at Gaushala in the district, said Inspector Shambhu Prasad Baral of the District Police Office.   They are now out of risk, said the Centre sources.   Likewise, the thunderbolt has damaged a house of Mina Bahadur Bal at the same VDC turning into ashes the property worth around Rs 200,000....

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A Robber Arrested in Jhapa

6 Oct-Bhadrapur: Police have arrested a person, who was absconding after looting cash from a person immediately after he received it from money transfer in Birtamodh.   The police nabbed and initiated necessary action against Arjun Tamang of Dangibari-7, Jhapa, said the Area olice Office, Birtamodh.   Tamang had run way after robbing a wallet from Krishna Bahadur Limbu, 48, of Danabari-1, Ilam. Tamang was following Limbu after the former knew that Limbu had taken out money from City Express Money Transfer in Birtamodh on October 1.   Tamang was arrested with cash Rs 45,000 from his house after victim Limbu had lodged a complaint with police. While giving explanation to police, Tamang said that he had lent some of the money to his friend and spent the rest to purchase jewelries to his wife.   Two among others involved in the incident are still at large, police said, adding that search for the absconders is on....

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5 Killed, Dozen Injured In Bus Accident at Ramechham

5 Oct-Manthali: At least five passengers were killed and a dozen others injured when a Sanghutar-bound bus (Na 2 Kha 7783) veered off the road and fell 150 metres from the road. The bus had come from Ramechhap district headquarters Manthali.   Some 60 passengers sustained injuries in the accident occurred at Aaitabare ridge in Babiyakharka of Ramechhap VDC.   The incident site is around 10 kilometres away from the headquarters Manthali,. The bus was reportedly carrying passengers from Kathmandu bound home for Dashain celebrations.   Among the deceased identified so far are Goma Bhandari, 19, of Gothgaun VDC-1 of Ramechhap district and Anusha BK of Kuntabeshi of Okhaldhunga district while rest three are yet to be identified, according to the District Police Office, Ramechhap.   Bhandari and BK died while undergoing treatment at the Ramechhap Community Hospital.   ‘The bus rolled back after it was started. I was on the roof and managed to jump down. The bus fell down from the ridge. I was unconscious’, said Sushil BK, who was injured in the incident.   The accident is said to have taken place due to slippery road caused by dot rains this time.   Details of the incident are yet to be collected, said the police....

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Election to Consolidate People’s Right: Baburam Bhattarai

5 Oct-Kathmandu: Senior leader of the Unified CPN (Maoist), Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, has said election was the best alternative to consolidate people’s rights in the country.   Leader Bhattarai said this while addressing the greetings exchange and poll publicity campaign organized here today by Gorkha-Kathmandu Liaison Forum.   He stressed the need for clear majority in support of the UCPN (Maoist) to strengthen the people’s rights.   Admitting that they could not work much in favour of people in the past despite the UCPN (Maoist) led the government two times, he went on saying that it was due to...

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Role of Meida Vital in CA Election: Prachanda

5 Oct-Kathmandu: UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that the role of media persons was vital for making the forthcoming Constituent Assembly election successful. Inaugurating the Krishnasen News Service brought into operation with a focus on the forthcoming CA election at the party central office at Parisdanda Saturday, he said the role of the media persons was crucial to ensure the victory of the pro-people forces in the election and for formulation of a pro-people constitution. He said a negative publicity was being spread with the objective of weakening the pro-people forces and it is the...

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CPN-Maoist Issues Warning Letter Calling to Withdraw Candidacy

5 Oct-Kathmandu: An alliance of 33 political parties led by CPN-Maoist has urged the candidates standing in the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election to withdraw their candidacies.   CPN-Maoist General Secretary Dev Gurung has, on behalf of the alliance, written a request letter addressed to the election candidates to this end. The letter reads: “The 33 parties’ alliance heartily requests you to withdraw your candidacy and thereby support the campaign aimed at forging the national consensus as the forced election fixed for November 19 is just intended at inviting another conflict in the country.”   A four-point proposal presented...

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No Objection Field against Any Candidate in Kathmandu

5 Oct-Kathmandu: No objections were registered against any candidate registering for nomination under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) election system in Kathmandu within Saturday – the deadline given by Election Commission (EC) for filing of objections against the candidates.   The EC had set timeframe from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm today to register protest against any candidate under FPTP of Constituent Assembly (CA) election.   There was no claim of objection against any candidate in 10 electoral constituencies of Kathmandu, said Chief Election Officer Achyut Bista.   Some 373 candidates including that of political parties and independent ones had registered their candidacy in Kathmandu under the FPTP election system on October 3....

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Chaudhari Couple Murdered in Kailali

5 Oct-Kailali: A couple was murdered at Thapapur VDC-4, Kailali district on Friday night.   Khushiram Chaudhary, 50, and his wife Fulrani Chaudhary, were killed by an unknown group using a sharp weapon, said Lal Bahadur Saud, Police Inspector at the Area Police Office.   He said the group hit the couple on their neck and head when they were alone at the house. Their son had gone to Mahendranagar in Kanchanpur district.   A team of police reached the site after local people informed the police administration about the incident.   Police have also arrested three people for investigation....

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Probe Panel Formed to Investigate Attack on UML Candidate Alam

5 Oct-Kathmandu: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday constituted a three-member committee with Additional Inspector General of Police Deenkar Shamser JB Rana as the convenor to investigate into the gun attack on CPN (UML) leader Mahamud Alam.   Stating the government has taken the incident seriously, the Home Minister has said the committee is assigned to submit a report within a week. Other two members on the probe committee are Deputy Inspector General of Police Bigyan Raj Sharma and Director at the National Investigation Department, central regional office, Dev Raj Bhatta.   Alam, a CPN (UML) candidate under the first-past-the post (FPTP) system from the Bara constituency No. 4 for the upcoming Constituent Assembly election was shot at by an unidentified gang on Friday afternoon. He sustained bullet injuries to his head and is undergoing treatment at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharjgunj in a critical condition.   The Home Ministry has said it is studying the incident and has already directed the bodies concerned including the district administration offices to manage all necessary security arrangements for conducting the upcoming election in a free, fair and impartial atmosphere....

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