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Archive for November, 2011


SRC formed

The meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday endorsed the decision taken by political parties to constitute the State Restructuring Commission (SRC) as per a consensus among the major political parties. The SRC will be formally constituted in accordance with Article 138 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal. With this, eight experts from diverse […]

Airports to be upgraded

Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Lokendra Bista Magar has directed to departmental chiefs to begin upgrading the main airports across the nation, immediately, during their meeting at the ministry on Monday. A total of around of Rs. 1.32 billion has been received by the ministry from the regular budget for airport improvement. The ministry […]

“Encouraging progress”

Interview with the head of UNDP, Helen Clark Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the UN Development Group will visit Nepal this week. Clark, who is a former prime minister of New Zealand, will be the first global head of UNDP to visit Nepal since 1986. Accompanying […]

Regrouping of ex-combatants begins

The regrouping of members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began on Saturday in seven cantonments. Survey teams have begun the process in Ilam, Sindhuli, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Rolpa, Surkhet and Kailali. During the regrouping the combatants will be asked to voluntarily choose one of the three options – integration, rehabilitation and voluntary retirement. As per […]

Flights cancelled since six days

Over 1,100 tourists have been stranded in Tenzing Hillary Airport and Phaplu Airport due to cancellation of flights since last six days due to bad weather. Different airlines companies including Agni, Tara, Sita and Nepal Airlines have not operated their flights for six days. The airlines companies operate over 50 flights each day to the […]

Three party meet

The meeting of the three major parties held to resolve the differences seen in relation to the 11th amendment to the Interim Constitution, 2007 concluded on Thursday. An agreement is likely to be forged on Friday. Talking to reporters following the meeting, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said the talks concluded on a positive note and […]

No way

Vice-chairman of the Maoists Mohan Baidhya and General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa expressed their dissatisfaction on the agreement for the integration of the Maoist combatants. Issuing a press release signed by the duo, they expressed their dissatisfaction and said that the agreement was an insult to the PLA combatants and called it an anti-peace move. […]