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Nepali Congress folks aiding monarchy will be punished: Sushil Koirala

Dec 21 – NC Acting Prez warned to punish the NC leaders and activists who do activities in support of monarchy against the party discipline. Stating that some of the party activists were active in royalist activities, Koirala said that such activities were against the party discipline. Even if the seven parties agreed to hold the Constituent Assembly polls by mid-April, the Maoists were trying to disrupt the polls on various pretexts, Koirala added. (detail)

Prachanda meets PM Koirala; SPA meeting tomorrow

Dec 21- The discussion between the duo revolve around the contentious issues, among others, ministry allocation between NC and the Maoists, formation of a steering committee for running the government, implementation of republic, electoral system, army integration, said NC General Secretary Bimalendra Nidhi who was also present in the meeting. The top leadership held the discussion to forge an agreement on the contentious issues after the Maoist leadership expressed dissatisfaction in the draft of agreement prepared by the Seven-Party-Alliance taskforce. (detail)

NHRC starts investigating suspected burial sites in Shivapuri

Dec 21 – The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with the assistance of forensic and crime scene experts from the police has begun investigation at the Shivapuri National Park, a suspected mass grave site on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Friday. Human rights organizations believe that the pieces of clothing, charred wood, sacks and bits of tire and white plastic, which have been found scattered on the slopes of Alle jungle in Shivapuri National Park, some 20 kilometers north of downtown Kathmandu, may lead to the truth surrounding the 49 Maoists who were allegedly disappeared by the army from its Bhairabhnath Battalion at Maharajgunj in 2003 during the time of conflict. (detail)

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