Morcha prepares to bring Jogbani border to standstill

  • SLMM meet underway at Yadav's residence in Biratnagar
Post Report, Nov 30 2015

The agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) is preparing to bring the Jogbani border entry point in Biratnagar to a standstill.

A meeting of the SLMM is underway at Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav’s residence. The meeting is discussing on opting strict measures at the Jogbani border point, informed a leader present in today’s meeting. 

The leaders, during the meeting, urged Chairman Yadav to stay in Biratnagar saying that he was the one taking lead in Biratnagar protests.  Meanwhile, some leaders suggested bringing in Rajendra Mahato to Biratnagar from Birgunj border point for effective protests.

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UK ministers blame Nepal’s diplomatic failure for border blockade

    NABIN POKHAREL, Nov 30 2015
    British Ministers have said that Nepal has failed in its diplomacy to resolve blockade at border with India. However, the UK ministers did not mention the word blockade and hinted that the crisis would further deepen because of weak diplomacy.
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    Morcha cadres obstruct NC’s planned demo

    Post Report, JANAKPUR, Nov 30 2015
    Supporters of Madhesi Morcha protest against the NC's demonstration at Janakpur on Monday.Shyam Sundar Sashi
    The planned protest programme of Nepali Congress (NC) to express its solidarity with the Madhes agitation at Dhanusa was postponed on Monday after Madhesi Morcha and other organisations stood against it.

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    Shortage of essential supplies threatens millions of children this winter in Nepal: Unicef

    Post Report, Nov 30 2015
    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that more than three million children under the age of five in Nepal are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months due to a severe shortage of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines.
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    Parliamentary team in Mustang to study possibility of new entry point

    RSS, Nov 30 2015
    A parliamentary committee has arrived here in the district to carry out feasibility study for opening a new entry point to Nepal from China through Korala at Chhoser VDC in Mustang district.
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    Govt committee exposes dire straits of TIA

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    Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) and Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) on Sunday reached an agreement as per which the association will be a partner to the Olympic campaign running in Nepal.

    At a programme held at the NOC building, NOC Chairman Jivan Ram Shrestha and NRNA Chairman Shesh Ghale signed the agreement.

    The NOC will also organize various sporting events on October 11 – the day when NRNA was established, it was said.

    The NRNA will provide necessary materials for foreign training and competition for some capable athletes and players, scholarships for players participating in the Asian and Olympic games, and search for donors and multi-national companies for development of sport related infrastructures in Nepal.

    NRNA Chairman Ghale said the agreement would help consolidate the relations between the Nepali people and second generation NRNA while adding that the Nepali players failed to gain achievements not due to lack of capability but appropriate training and opportunity.

    NOC Chairman Shrestha expressed belief that the country could now bring good results in the international arena in the coming days with the support of NRNA in the campaign to keep the country's head high.

    During the programme, NRNA Chairman Ghale was provided Honorary Membership of the NOC.

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    Nov 29 2015
    The man raised his head and looked at them. These are strange nightingales, he thought. I have seen this species of birds but never like them. Then what are they? Nightingales, I’m sure they are not. Perhaps they are the messengers from god, or maybe they are the lost fragments of my past. Or maybe they are just birds, a new species of them. “Whatever,” he whispered to himself and abandoned the thought
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    Saturday Features

    Powered by the sun

    Prahlad Rijal
    A band that is fast becoming a very relevant act wishes ‘to become irrelevant’ in the next few years

    Game over

    Preena Shrestha
    Instead of charging into an explosive finale, the final episode of the Hunger Games is rather a dull, drawn-out crawl towards the inevitable—this, despite having the wonderful Jennifer Lawrence, and a raft of other big-name talents, in tow

    A bad year for schools

    Binod Ghimire
    The current academic session is turning out to be the worst in recent memory

    Lives in peril

    Manish Gautam
    As the blockade and protests continue, patients struggle to get adequate medical care

    Stories of the Old

    Kaustubh Thapa
    When I photograph, their eyes engage me, their wrinkle lines reflect their experiences if not narrate their stories, and the curve of their lips sets the mood for the picture.

    Hundreds of Flowers, One Nepali Garland

    David Caprara
    When members of the Nepal government decided to finally put forth a new constitution this year, it is highly unlikely that they had anticipated the ocean of Madhesi protests that have come to engulf Terai. One can imagine that the passing of the new constitution was supposed to be something exclusively symbolic—a ribbon of hope pinned to a year of devastation brought forth by the April and May earthquakes.

    New power

    It seems that we, the people, can’t do anything about the blockade except watch the ping pong match that is happening between our incompetent government and Madhesi-Tharu politicians. Our good-for-nothing clowns have been holding talks to resolve the crisis but it seems that they are only getting together for the free doodh chiya and biskoot. They are not really interested to find ways to compromise and end the ‘black market’ festival.

    The untimely coalition

    Only when every major force is compelled to become accountable towards the citizens will the government create a conducive environment to resolve the current crisis

    In search of a saviour

    The festival of lights is over and we all have no choice but to face the darkness that hovers around us. Our government banned firecrackers and imposed a 10 pm curfew even during the festive season but such laws didn’t apply to dohoris and dance bars that operated past midnight, disturbing neighbourhoods.