Nepal Today

Friday, May 31, 2013

GOLD GAINS Kathmandu, 31 May: Gold gained Rs 1,150 per tola Friday compared to the previous day. The precious metal was traded trading at Rs.52, 350.per tola. Silver gained Rs 18 per tola was was tradeing at Rs 889 per tola. nnnn DEUBA EXPOSES HIS PRESIDENT Kathmandu, 31 May: Senior NC leader and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba exposed President at the public meeting in Pokhara saying the party chief agreed to appointment of Khil Raj Regmi while continuing as chief justice. Deuba said there was no need for Regmi to resign as as chief justice as now demanded by Koirala. Opposition to the Koirala demand comes one day another NC leader Manmohan Bhattarai said the party chief publicly apologized after wrongly agreeing to the appointment of LOkman Singh Karki as CIAA chief. Nnnn MAINTAIN STATUS QUO FOR ELECTIONS SAYS MAHANTA THAKUR Kathmandu, 31 May:: Chairman of the Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP), Mahantha Thakur, has said it would be against the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) to forbid those convicted in criminal cases to be the candidate for the Constituent Assembly (CA) election, RSS reports from Rajbiraj . Speaking at a press conference organised by TMLP in Siraha today, he was of the opinion that banning anyone in such basis to be a candidate for the CA election unless the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) look after the cases and decides which are political and apolitical cases is not appropriate. TMLP Chairman Thakur reiterated that the second CA election should be held under the same conditions and on the basis of the same election laws on which the first CA election was held. Thakur said there was no need of threshold of vote in the CA election, saying that his party was against the provision of threshold for vote in the CA election. He stressed the need of ensuring maximum representation of people in the CA, and demanded that the ordinance on the election laws should be brought and CA election date be declared at the earliest. nnnn


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