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Dipak Manange goes to Dillibazar jail after failing to submit bail

20 August, KATHMANDU: The Special Court on Tuesday directed Rajib Gurung aka Dipak Manange to present in general date at the court with Rs 29 million in bail. A division bench of Chairman of the Special Court Kedar Prasad Chalise and members Manoraman Bhattarai and Bhupendra Prasad Rai issued such directive after completing the hearing against the notorious gangster, assistant registrar at the Special Court Keshav Prasad Ghimire said. The Department of Money Laundering Investigation had filed a case against Manange and his wife Pasang on May 19 for allegedly amassing property worth Rs 147 million without known sources...

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Political parties busy in drafting poll manifesto

20 August, KATHMANDU: Many of the political parties in Nepal are now busy for preparing their election manifestos to lure people to vote them in upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election scheduled for November 19. The election manifesto is considered as the effective means of convincing people of their agendas. Although 33-political parties alliance led by CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Vaiddya are yet to be wooed for election, the major political parties are learnt to have already constituted their task force under the convenorship of party’s top leaders and expedited the task of formulating the manifesto. Similarly, some small parties have started preparing their election manifestos. Election manifesto generally reflects party’s views about the form of governance, the form of federalism, the economic policy, foreign policy and ways of social transformation. With major political changes in the country, the Nepali people realised that the CA election was essential to draft their constitution. Although the first CA was dead without giving the Nepali people a new constitution, the Nepalis again decided to go for the second CA election to materialise their dream of promulgating a new constitution through the CA. People are frustrated by political parties  but curious about the nature of manifestos that political parties are going to bring out. The tenure of first CA ended as the political parties failed to forge a consensus on the matters relating to...

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Nepal opens 5 more 8‚000m plus peaks for expedition

Nepal currently allows climbers to scale eight mountains above 8‚000 metres‚ including the world’s tallest peak‚ Mount Everest. 20 August, KATHMANDU: Nepal will open five more peaks above 8,000 metres for expeditions when the autumn climbing season begins, a tourism official said Tuesday, raising the total number of such mountains to 13, according to a news report of AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE. Nepal currently allows climbers to scale eight mountains above 8,000 metres, including the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest. The new peaks include three in the Kanchenjunga region and two from the Everest region. Lhotse Middle, Lhotse Shar, Kanchenjunga South, Kanchenjunga Central and Kanchenjunga West — all measuring above 8,400 metres (27,559 feet) — will soon be open for expeditions, pending approval from the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA). Purna Chandra Bhattarai, a senior official at the tourism ministry, said the Switzerland-based organisation, which represents climbers and mountaineers from around the world, would likely make a decision at its annual meeting in early October. “Of course, it will increase the revenue. But we would also like to encourage people to explore and climb these other mountains, apart from the world’s eight highest peaks,” Bhattarai told AFP. Bhattarai said earlier this month that Nepal plans to keep a closer eye on expeditions to Mount Everest to ensure that climbers keep the famed peak clean and to prevent rows between...

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Notorious don Dipak sent to jail

20, August, KATHMANDU: Notorious don Dipak Manange aka Rajiv Gurung (46) has been sent to jail today after he could not post a bail bond of Rs. 29 million as sought by the Special Court in money laundering case. However, Pasang, one of his wives, was released on bail after she deposited Rs 250,000 as sought by the Court on Tuesday. After an initial hearing that lasted for three days, a joint bench of Chairman of the Special Court, Kedar Prasad Chalise, and members Manoraman Bhattarai and Bhupendra Prasad Rai fixed the bail bond today, according to  the Special Court. Manange was nabbed from City Centre at Kamal Pokhari on Friday night. The Money Laundering Investigation Department registered cases against five notorious gangsters including Manange, Ganesh Lama, Parshuram Basnet, Chakre Milan, Deepak Manange and Abishekh Giri on May 19. Manange was charged of accumulating property worth Rs. Rs 147. 03 million by involving in extortion and other criminal activities. Ganesh Lama, Parshuram Basnet and Chakre Milan— presented themselves before the Court, while Abhishek Giri is still at...

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25-Point order paves way for political progress: Press advisior Dahal

20 Aug, Kanchanpur :Press Advisor to the President, Rajendra Dahal, has said that the 25-point order on removal of difficulties has paved a way for political progress in the country. At an interaction on ‘journalists’ role in the Constituent Assembly election,’ organized by the Development Forum here on Tuesday, Advisor Dahal said that the behaviour of the political parties was creating suspicion on the CA election. He argued that the double standard of the political parties was responsible for country’s failure in different sectors. Advisor Dahal suggested the media persons to continue fair and independent journalism in the election period....

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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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