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Archive for March, 2011


Wagle convicted for corruption

Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday upheld the decision of the Special Court to convict former minister and Nepali Congress leader Chiranjibi Wagle on corruption charges. The SC announced an 18-month jail sentence along with a penalty of Rs 20.3 million on him. In 2004, the Special Court had handed down 30 months in prison and […]

Quakes and nukes

Japan’s natural disaster preparedness was offset by man-made perils JEMIMA SHERPA in HACHINOHE, JAPAN When the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck in Hachinohe in northern Honshu Friday afternoon, the shaking seemed to go on for an eternity. Despite the panic, I thought, “I’m so glad this is happening in Japan and not back home,” imagining for […]

Rukum connected

Rukum now has internet access. Internet service has started in Birendra Higher Secondary School in Banfikit, Rukum, for its students as well as the locals of the area. This project is part of the government’s plan to increase internet penetration and enhance access of rural students to information. The internet service was brought into operation […]

A new Maoist bureau

The Maoists formally unveiled ‘People’s Volunteers Bureau’ on Tuesday. Standing Committee member of the party, Netra Bikram Chand is the coordinator for the Bureau. At a press meet held at the party’s central office at Paris danda today, the party claimed that the Bureau will work for peace, new constitution, development works and people’s security in […]

A little help

The meeting of the Council of Ministers on Sunday expressed profound sorrow over the loss of life and property in the earthquake and the subsequent tsunami in Japan, and decided to send a team to help with the rescue efforts. The Government decided to send a 15-member team on behalf of Nepal to support the […]

Anandi Devi passes away

Patron of Nepal Sadvawana Party (Anandidevi), Anandi Devi Singh, passed away at Rajbiraj on Sunday. She was 76 years old. Singh is the widow of founding President of Nepal Sadvawana Party, Gajendra Narayan Singh. Following the demise of her husband, Ananda Devi Singh became the President of the Party and later its patron. Singh had […]

NOC hikes fuel prices

Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has hiked the price of petrol by Rs 9 per litre effective from Sunday. Price of aviation fuel has also been hiked by Rs 10 per litre. NOC, which took the decision after two rounds of board meetings on Friday and Saturday, has attributed the hike to a rise in price […]