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Archive for August, 2010


MP jailed

The Special Court on Tuesday remanded Dol Bahadur Karki, a UML CA member, to  20 days of judicial custody. He has been charged with accepting bribes in exchange for arranging for recruitment into the police force. A joint bench of the chairman of the court Gauri Bahadur Karki, and members Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar […]

Garbage woes

A new group of locals from the area surrounding the Okharpauwa landfill site obstructed 16 trucks transporting garbage from Kathmandu on Tuesday. Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) had started collecting garbage from the streets of Kathmandu following an agreement between the Ministry of Local Development and an agitating group of locals on Monday. The ministry had […]

Hotel Echo’s last minutes

(The previous story ‘Lukla flight crash’ was filed at 9am on Tuesday morning, two hours after the plane went missing. This is an update with some facts corrected, and more details pieced together from interviews with pilots and civil aviation sources.) Capt Lucky Shah was an upbeat person, cheerful and popular with his colleagues. He […]

Lukla flight crash

A Dornier 228 aircraft of Agni Air, carrying 11 passengers and three crew members, crashed Tuesday morning in bad weather while returning to Kathmandu after being unable to land in Lukla. The plane had taken off at 7am and diverted back to Kathmandu after encountering technical problems, but lost contact with Kathmandu radar control at […]

Losing streak

The losing streak continues for the candidates vying for the post of prime minister, with the conclusion of the fifth round of voting Monday. Neither of the candidates, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal or NC Vice President Ram Chandra Poudel, secured a simple majority in this afternoon’s election. Dahal secured 246 votes, while Paudel […]

New date

The fifth round of elections for the post of prime minister has been scheduled for 23 August at 3 pm. The date was decided by the Business Advisory Committee of parliament. A meeting of party whips on Tuesday agreed to postpone the election till next week. The UCPN (Maoist) proposed deferring parliamentary voting, scheduled for […]

Buying time

A meeting of party whips on Tuesday agreed to postpone the election for the post of prime minister till next week. Although the political parties are yet to reach an agreement for a consensus candidate for the fifth round of voting, they agreed on the UCPN (Maoist) proposal to postpone the prime ministerial election scheduled […]