India ‘encroaches’ Nepali territory

RSS Jhapa, May 24 - Nepali territory at Taghandubba in Jhapa district has been encroached by Indian side. During the course of its on-site visit on Friday, a team led by Eastern Regional Administrator Dik Basnet found that the Pillar No. 123 at Taghandubba-2 was scooped up from its original place and erected in Nepali territory, thus encroaching about 20 meters of land, according to the team. Chief District Officer of Jhapa Narendra Dahal, police personnel and government officials were the team members. The team said that it would investigate the border encroachment case.

2 of kidnapping ring killed in encounter

Kantipur Report KATHMANDU, May 24 - Two armed men, allegedly members of an international kidnapping ring, were killed during a shootout with the police at Basundhara in Kathmandu early Saturday morning. The men — identified as Sujit Tamang and Ramesh Prasad Sah — were killed on the spot. Policemen involved in the shootout said they were forced to retaliate in defense after an armed group of four persons on two motorcycles started firing at the police. The police had urged the shooters to stop their motorcycles saying they were on patrolling duty. "But the pillion riders

Madhav Nepal elected PM, finally

KATHMANDU, May 24 - The Parliament has elected se-nior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal the prime minister, ending weeks of political turmoil after Pushpa Kamal Dahal stepped down on May 4 following a dispute with the President. He will be administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Dahal resigns slamming Prez's move

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday announced resignation from his post in the wake of new political developments after President Ram Baran Yadav vetoed the government's decision to sack army chief Rookmangud Katawal.