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- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
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Apr 4, 2014-

Pahadi rushed to hospital

KATHMANDU: Krishna Pahadi, human rights defender and civil society leader, who was on a fast-unto-death protest since Monday demanding for ratification of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, was rushed to a hospital after he fell unconscious on Friday. Pahadi has been admitted to Bir Hospital and the doctors have suggested him to break his hunger strike, said Hom Kanta Chaulagain, the president of Human Rights and Peace Society. Pahadi had resorted to hunger strike to press the government to ratify the Rome Statute. He has said that ratification of the Rome Statute was one of the agendas of the 2006 second people’s movement which the government has yet to do. (PR)

US envoy meets Minister Pandit

KATHMANDU: United States Ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde called on Minister for General Administration Lal Babu Pandit on Friday. The meeting comes at a time when the Pandit’s ministry has announced to take action against government officials holding residency permits in other countries, including the US. Although Pandit did not discuss the specifics about Nepali bureaucrats holding permanent resident status in the United States with Bodde, he said that he did ask about the latter’s view on the matter. The US envoy told me that it was unacceptable in the US if any civil servants were found having any foreign connection, and that they could be liable for action for violating the civil servants’ regulations, said Minister Pandit. (PR)

Published: 05-04-2014 07:59

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