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Show-cause notice against Ncell

19 August, KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued a show cause notice to the Spice Nepal (Ncell) over charging 2 rupee 48 paisa by lending Rs 20 to the Ncell phone customers. After hearing on a writ petition lodged by legal practitioner Mohan Sashankar, a single bench of Acting Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha ordered the Spice Nepal and Nepal Telecommunications Authority to be present with written clarification within 15 days. Sashankar had lodged the writ petition on 15 August stating that the Ncell’s step to charge 2 rupee 48 paisa by lending Rs 20 to its service...

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Snakebites claim two in Kailali

19 August, DHANGADHI: Two persons died of snakebite in Kailali on Monday. According to the Seti Zonal Hospital, Bhumika Pun Magar, 75, of Beladevipur VDC and Mohan Bista, 14, of Malakheti VDC in the district died of snakebites. The snakes had bitten on Sunday night to both of them. However, the two died due as they were not rushed to hospital on time, said chief of hospital’s emergency unit Krishna Bahadur Bohara. During this summer, a total of 12 persons died of snake bite in the...

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CPN-Maoist cannot be neglected in upcoming polls: Nepal

19 August, Pokhara: Former Prime Minister and Senior leader of CPN (UML), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said that CPN-Maoist cannot be side-lined in the upcoming Constituent assembly polls and stressed on the need to bring disgruntled parties into understanding and create an atmosphere for holding election on November 19. Nepal said that his party will hold further discussion with poll-opposing CPN-M led 33 -party alliance and forge agreement with them to ensure their participation in the November 19 election. Inaugurating the first annual general assembly of Pushpalal Memorial Foundation in Pokhara of Kaski district on Sunday, he accused UCPN (M) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal of intending to go to election by side-lining CPN-M, something which will not be acceptable to his party CPN...

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Protest in Kathmandu demanding Gurkhaland state in India

18 August, KATHMANDU: The different political parties of Darjeeling have decided to intensify their movement demanding a separate Gurkhaland state in India. The parties have decided to put pressure on the Embassy of India in Kathmandu today, according to the sources belonging to the Darjeeling based parties. They are staging a sit-in protest in front of the embassy at Lainchaur in Kathmandu at 5:00 PM today. The people from Darjeeling will participate in the protest programme. The people of Darjeeling are on protest after the Indian government recently recognised a new state–Telangana adjoining Andhra Pradesh. The different eight parties have formed Gurkhaland Joint Action Committee in order to intensify their movement. The committee formed on Friday will gear up its movement from Monday, by calling closure strikes. Meanwhile, two women of Darjeeling, belonging to Gurkhaland movement, died of a road accident and three injured at Panch Mile of India, near Pashupatinagar of Ilam in Nepal, on Saturday evening. They were returning from Darjeeling to their homes. The deceased are identified as Anjana Bamjan, vice president of Janamukti Nari Morcha, Mirik and its central member Bindu Tolangi. The critically injured are being treated at hospital. A vehicle they are riding fell down 300m off  road, according to...

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Govt holding talks with 33 parties today

18 August, KATHMANDU: The government is holding talks today with the 33 parties who are against the Constituent Assembly polls without national consensus. The talks, which will be based on the earlier agendas, are being held at the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction this afternoon. According to the sources, the discussion will be concentrated on amendment of 25 and 11 points pacts dealt by the four major political parties, and quotas of proportional seats in the CA. CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya has demanded to forge consensus to go for the Constituent Assembly polls. The  dissatisfied parties have raised issues of formation of new government and dissolution of present government headed by Khil Raj Regmi. However, the government has said it is ready to compromise anything except Regmi’s resignation and election date...

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People throng EC to register them for CA election

18 Augut, KATHMANDU: People thronged the Office of District Election, Kathmandu on Saturday to register their names for the voters for upcoming Constituent Assembly polls. The government called the voters’ registration for a week after consus among the political parties to extend the registration beginning from yesterday. According to the District Election Office, Kathmandu, more than 1,700 applied for voter’s registration on the first day of the special voters’ registration process.  Election Officer Shambhu Prasad Chalise said they would register the voters names through about two dozens of counters to ease the process of registration. “The large majority of applicants were from the districts out side the Kathmandu Valley,” he said. People only above 18, who have acquired citizenship papers, have been allowed to register their names as they are only eligible to cast their votes for the CA election being held on November 19. People were uncertain of holding CA election in Nepal again. The positive political development in the country has encouraged people to register their names, according to the officials at the Election...

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EC re-opens collection of biometric voters’ namelist for a week

17 August, KATHMANDU: The collection of biometric voters’ namelist has re-opened for a week across the country from today as complaints mounted from all walks of life after many reported missing voters. Spokesperson of the Election Commission (EC) Bir Bahadur Rai said that the EC has given a week-long additional period for registering the name in the biometric voters’ list to those voters who missed the chance earlier. The EC has re-opened voter registration till August 23 without affecting the timetable of the November 19 CA elections. Earlier, the EC had collected the voters’ names by mid-July. The EC is preparing to publish the final namelist of the voters on September 7. Meanwhile, members of the former royal family have registered their name by visiting the Kathmandu District Election Office, Babarmahal, today. Puja Shah, Sitashma Shah and Dilasha Shah, daughters of ex-prince Dhirendra Shah, registered their namelist, according to Chief of Office Shambhu...

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Police nabs notorious gangster Dipak Manange

17 August, Kathmandu: Police arrested notorious gangster Deepak Manange aka Rajiv Gurung on Friday night from Kamalpokhari.  A squad from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Nepal Police has nabbed him. Manange will be produced at the Special Court on Sunday to face lawsuit on money laundering. Recently, the Department of Money Laundering Investigation (DMLI) filed charge sheet against Gurung of amassing properties through illegal means. According to a press release issued by the CIB, Manange is accused of amassing properties worth Rs 147.03 million through different illegal...

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Koirala chairs HLPC for one month

17 August, Kathmandu: Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala on Saturday received the chairmanship of the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) for a period of one month for the second time. The Committee’s chairmanship changes every month on a rotation basis among the four political parties represented in the Committee. Before Koirala, UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal headed the Committee completing his two terms as the Committee’s...

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Agitation if no consensus: CPN-Maoist secretary roars

16 August, KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist secretary Netra Bikram Chand has warned to take to the streets if a package deal on contents of the new constitution was not forged among all political parties. At an interaction program in Pokhara on Friday, the CPN-Maoist leader argued that constitution was drafted in many countries in the world except from the Constituent Assemblies. He expressed doubt on promulgation of the constitution through the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election which is likely to cost billions of rupees. Chand also said that remaining 10 per cent works of the constitution writing could be completed through...

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