News Digest

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
News Digest

Mar 14, 2015-

‘Next CA session will prepare statute draft’

KATHMANDU: Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang has said that the political parties must prepare the preliminary draft of new constitution through the next legislative session. The CA session will not be prorogued this time, he claimed at a programme in the Capital on Saturday. Nembang is of the view that the parties should either agree on the contents of the constitution or the process to be adopted in the CA to prepare the preliminary draft. He claimed the political leaders were capable of resolving the disputes. Nembang had adjourned the CA session until further notice on February 13, granting parties the time to forge consensus on disputed issues of constitution writing. The cross-party negotiations, however, have failed to make substantial progress in the past one month. (PR)

Minister Pandey meets JNPFL reps

KATHMANDU: Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey stressed  on mutual cooperation in the field of disaster prevention and management in his meeting with the core group of Japan-Nepal Parliamentarians Friendship League (JNPFL) in Sendai, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. Nepali Ambassador Madan Kumar to Japan Bhattarai was also present at the meeting with the JNPFL representatives. The Nepali delegation led by Minister Pandey is currently in Japan to participate in World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction being held in Miyagi prefecture. (PR)

Four injured in bus accident

BARA: Four people were injured when a passenger bus (Na 5 Kha 320) en route to Simraungadh from district headquarters Kalaiya plunged into Gandak canal at Kotwali. The four passengers sustained injuries in their hands and legs. All of the injured are being treated at Kalaiya Hospital, police said. (PR)

Drunk driver rams roadside fence in Lalitpur

KATHMANDU: An inebriated driver got into an accident, in which around 20 feet long pipe pierced through his car, at Jhamsikhel in Lalitpur on Saturday morning. The driver, however, was unhurt. According to traffic police, 28-year-old Nima Sherpa of Boudha in the Capital was trying to avoid police personnel deployed to check drunk-driving when he hit a fence by the side of the road in Jhamsikhel. The pipe pierced straight from the right headlight by the side of the driver and past the tail-light but did not hurt him. Lalitpur Traffic Police chief Sitaram Hachhethu said he had never seen such accident in his entire career. “This should be lesson of what drunk driving can do to people,” he said. (PR)

Published: 15-03-2015 08:43

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