Minister In Big Bungalows
VOL. 05, NO. 05, August 19, 2011 (Bhadra 02, 2068)
Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal is planning to move into his Dallu house after publicly announcing his resignation date, 28th Shrawan. Ministers having their own houses are decorating their houses, ministers living in rental houses are looking for new rental flats, but amid everything, one deputy prime minister is planning to leave his rental house where he has been living for decades and shift into a new bungalow worth more than NRS 100 million.
The deputy PM who is leaving rental house at Kalanki and is planning to shift into a new bungalow at Kupandol near Kandeuta temple is Bharat Mohan Adhikari. He is planning to move into a new house at Kupandol worth NRS 120 million (110 million worth land and 10 million worth bungalow). The new house is in the name of Adhikari’s daughter Liza. Liza is married to Nepali speaking Indian citizen and her husband still lives in Sikkim and is in the teaching profession.
Working Group To Solve Border Problems
A working group consisting of both countries’ representatives will be formed to solve problems at Nepal-China business border. The working group will be formed to study the obstacles faced by both nations in business at the border and to ease the trouble and facilitate trade.
In the working group, there will be both nations’ border customs executives, said Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies, Jiv Raj Ghimire.
Three months earlier, Nepal-china trade facilitation committee completed the second meeting in Kathmandu to identify the obstacle that is hindering trade between two nations and decided to form a working group. “According to that decision, government has taken the process ahead,” he said.
Defense Army To Submit Arms
In the condition of handing over arms, the government has decided to set free Nepal Defense Army’s chairman R.P Mainali, who has been involved in armed activities. The Army, which has already held two rounds of informal talks with the government, has decided immediately to submit 30 pieces of weapons after the government’s decision to set Mainali free.
“In the informal meeting held at 30th Ashar, we agreed on government taking back charges against me and our party submitting arms, we are waiting for the implementation of the agreement,” said Mainali, who is at the Dillibazar jail. Despite being in jail, he is on the committee to talk with the government.
Meeting Held In India
India has maintained its superiority in South Asia since the time of its independence. But, in the current scenario, China is also influencing the region. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, during her recent visit to India, openly said, “India should take leadership of this region.” At a time when both America and India have kept Nepal as priority among South Asian countries, US ambassadors to Nepal and India, senior Indian security personnel, and Indian diplomats held talks about Nepal at New Delhi.
Although there were rumours that American ambassador to Nepal, Scott H. DeLisi, has gone to America, according to the sources, he went to India to attend the meeting. In the meeting, they discussed about Nepal – tenure of Constitution Assembly that is soon going to be over, Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal’s plan to resign, and the uncertainty about the new leadership of the government. They also discussed about the statement made by Hilary Clinton. Along with US Ambassador to Nepal, Scott H. DeLisi, US ambassador to India, Peter Berli, newly appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Jayanta Prasad, Indian Prime Minister’s security counselor, Shiva Shankar Menon, were also present at the meeting.