Melbourne, based Nepalese businessman Shesh Ghale has been elected new NRNA president on Monday. Ghale secured 510 votes while his rival Tenzi Sherpa, an electrical engineer based in South Korea secured 280 votes, opening the door of presidency to Ghale. Ghale and Sherpa were the only two people running for presidency as Hitman Gurung, Rameshwor Shah and Ram Tratap Thapa withdrew their names from the race.
New NRNA President Shesh Ghale.
Shesh Ghale is CEO of Melbourne Institute of Technology, who founded the institute in 1996 in Melbourne, VIC Australia. Ghale was born in Lamjung, Western Nepal, graduated with Master of Civil Engineering from Kharkov Automobile and Highway Institute in 1986. He also worked as a highway project engineer for Nepal Government’s Transport Department. Came to Melbourne, Australia in 1990 for further studies with his family and graduated from Victoria University in 1994 with Master of Business Administration. He currently lives in Melbourne.
Tenzi Sherpa, the man who ran for NRNA presidency against Shesh Ghale.
Tenzi Sherpa, South Korea based Nepalese Engineer, who graduated with Master of Electrical Engineer from Seoul National university in 1995. Currently works as General Manager of SEAN ENC and lives in South Korea.
Three Nepalese were injured on Sunday night after a gang of local Malaysian youth attacked Nepalese immigrant workers at a residential complex in the industrial area of Johor .
One has already been discharged from hospital while two others are receiving treatment at a local hospital, MoFA Spokesperson Arjun Bahadur Thapa told media persons in Kathmandu.
He said that the clash ensued at the residential complex, home to hundreds of Nepalese – after a dispute between a Nepalese guy, who has been living in Malaysia illegally, and his compatriots. The man then hired local goons to ‘teach all of them a lesson’, said Thapa. Local reports said that nine Nepalese national and four Malaysian have been detained following the incident.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on Nepalese in Malaysia to remain calm while officials continue to do “everything possible for the safety and security of Nepalese in Malaysia in coordination with local authorities.”
The ministry said that the Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia has dispatched an official to the scene of the incident for a fact-finding mission and for rendering the necessary assistance to the Nepali workers.
The Embassy official is in close contact with the police authorities in Malaysia to find out the exact number of the injured. The Charge d’ Affaires of Nepal is meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia this afternoon for ensuring the safety and security of the Nepalese nationals working in Johor Bahru and in Malaysia.
In yet another instance of ‘scorning mockery’ of the political leadership, a 25-year-old youth from Baglung district on Friday slapped UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal , aka Prachanda, in public. The former rebel leader and prime minister was slapped on his face by one Padam Kunwar during the party’s tea reception at Bhrikuti Mandap. It was not immediately clear why he attacked the party boss but some people who are acquainted with him attributed it to frustration with the party leadership. The party convened an emergency meeting after the incident and quickly dismissed the move as a conspiracy.
Kunwar, who is now in police custody, was not available for first-hand comment. The assault took place while party cadres were approaching Dahal one-by-one to exchange greetings at the annual reception which is open to the public. When Kunwar’s turn came, he first shook his hands with Dahal, and slapped him hard before being overpowered by party cadres. Dahal, whose spectacles flew off his face, was whisked off the stage. Kunwar was beaten black and blue by UCPN (Maoist) cadres until police intervened. A severely injured Kunwar, bleeding profusely from his nose, was rushed to the hospital. Police, however, said he was out of danger. He is undergoing treatment at the Nepal Police Hospital, Maharajgunj, according to DSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh, Spokesman of the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Range (MPR).
Political analyst and former Maoist leader Mumaram Khanal, who claimed to be well acquainted with the Kunwar family, said the entire family was “committed to the party agendas during the conflict. Kunwar’s reaction does not carry any political agenda or conspiracy behind. “This is just a manifestation of public frustration,” Khanal said. “Leaders are being attacked time and again. It is high time they started giving a very serious thought to their accountability towards the public.” Earlier, CPN-UML Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal and UCPN (Maoist) leader Jhakku Subedi were also slapped in two different events in the last couple of years. Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala was attacked by his own party cadre some one-and-a-half months ago at a public event in Kathmandu.
The UCPN (Maoist) had arranged the reception to mark the festivals—Dashain, Tihar, Chhat and Nepal Sambat. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and party Vice Chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha were also on the dais with Dahal when the incident occured. The party has termed the attack a “premeditated conspiracy”. The emergency meeting called at Dahal’s residence in Lazimpat concluded that it was a move aimed at undermining the recent efforts made by the UCPN (Maoist) to bring the political parties to an agreement, said party Spokesman Agni Sapkota. It is learnt that the assailant Kunwar, a permanent resident of Rajkut-2 of Kootneta in Baglung, was the village in-charge of the UCPN (Maoist)-affiliated Young Communist League (YCL). He left the party after there was a split between factions led by Dahal and Mohan Baidya.
While UCPN (Maoist) leaders on Friday claimed that Kunwar is affiliated to the Baidya-led CPN-Maoist, Tek Bahadur KC, District Secretary of the CPN-Maoist said Kunwar was out of contact for the past two-and-a-half months. “Kunwar was preparing to leave for Japan for employment very soon,” said a party source. Kunwar, who has also been taking hotel management courses in the Capital, lives with his brother-in-law Bhim Bharati.
Probe committee formed
KATHMANDU: The government has formed a committee under Additional Inspector General (AIG) Nawaraj Dhakal to look into Friday’s slapping of UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal . The committee that comprises DIG Keshav Bahadur Shahi and SSP Devendra Subedi has been given a seven-day deadline to come up with a report.
Another committee led by Joint Secretary of the Home Ministry Shankar Koirala has been set up to come up with a separate report concerning the effective maintenance of security provided to VIPs and VVIPs. The committee that comprises high-level officials from the Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and the National Investigation Department, has three weeks to complete the assigned task.
UCPN (M), CPN-M disown Kunwar a native of Kootneta village in Rajkut VDC-2 of Baglung, Padam Kunwar was an active functionary of the UCPN (Maoist), first as a PLA combatant during the insurgency and later a local leader of the party’s youth wing, the Young Communist League (YCL). He served as the village in-charge of the YCL until the Maoist party underwent a split in June 18. After that, Kunwar was affiliated to neither of the factions, his neighbours said on Friday.
Kunwar’s father Prem Bahadur, his elder brother Sundar and one of his sisters, Sadhana, were also members of the UCPN (Maoist). Both the UCPN (Maoist) and the CPN-Maoist in the district have claimed that Kunwar is not their party member. Krishna KC, chief of the publicity department of the UCPN (Maoist), said Kunwar was not on their side after the party split. Similarly, Tek Bahadur KC of the CPN-Maoist said none of the Kunwars were affiliated to the new party.
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Josiah Tweed and Tristan Paterson from Hunter Region, NSW will leave for Nepal next week and trek with a purpose. Photo: Cath Bowen.Source:Maitland Mercury
Josiah Tweed and Tristan Paterson will follow the road less travelled in celebration of their final year of schooling.
The All Saints College, St Mary’s Campus Higher School Certificate students will forgo the somewhat traditional rite of passage of downing shots at the Gold Coast to travel to Nepal to help those in need.
“We are trekking into the Himalayas and doing some work in a boarding school in the village of Lhi,” Josiah, 18, of Ashtonfield, said.
“This really is a trek with purpose. A lot of people trek just for the sake of trekking but this way we are also doing something humanitarian, which is great.”
While in Nepal Josiah and Tristan will help with the construction of five new classrooms and will also take supplies to the children.
“We’ve decided to do this instead of the usual schoolies week stuff,” said Tristan, of Quorrobolong, who will celebrate his 18th birthday in the village.
“Josiah decided long before me to do this and I thought it sounded like a much better option than going off to the Gold Coast and doing stuff I might regret.”
Josiah and Tristan will leave for Nepal next week.
Nepalese public should sack the government and the whole department who proposed to hand over TIA Management to Indian company.
Sack the government and the culprit who proposed to give Nepal International Airport’s Management to Indian Company. What a shame, but more than shame it’s an insult and its Indian politics to takeover Nepal’s security management and Nepalese freedom to be dictated by Indians in Nepal.
Who is this idiot ready to handover Nepalese’s National security to the Indians? Sack that culprit and the whole department. Nepal will do better without that department, as it seem to be so impotent and ready to sell Nepal to India.
Not to mention if these Indians are in Nepalese airport how much they will harass all the Nepalese in our own home country, oh yeah in the name of security.
If the present impotent government can’t handle the situation then let Nepal Army handle the security and management of Nepal’s International Airport (TIA). Nepalese will prefer Nepal Army being in charge of our International Airport and our security and management then some foreigners trying to dictate us in our own country.
Increase the army intake and create a new contingent as the National Guard or National Security to look and specialise in border and National security including Nepal’s International Airport.
India is so sacred of China’s increasing close ties with Nepal. In the name of Airport Security Management they want to monitor Chinese arrival and departure too. India is such an irritating neighbour. The only way to have peace and do tit for tat to India is help Indian states for independence from India. Increase close ties with China and Pakistan.
India is like European Union and every state in India are like individual countries like in Europe with their own languages spoke in their home state. Nepal should end free border system and introduce visa system with India. This will help reduce crime and woman trafficking to India too and look for new alternative option to import our daily necessary goods from China. Which will help Nepal to end India’s monopoly, goods supply boycott threat when Nepal doesn’t agree with India in certain things once and for all.
Nepal should make its own decision and look for nation’s better future and options and neighbour that will be a good friend and help to achieve it. Which India lacks and has no interest to be a true friend and help Nepal achieve it, but dictate its own interest in Nepal. India is your next door neighbour who you love to hate.
India Alarmed over Chinese Telecom investment in Nepal.
First of all it is none of India’s business to intervene in Nepal’s affairs and what Nepal does and who it allows to invest in Nepal. Nepal is a sovereign state with its own government and national and foreign policies and can do whatever is best and profitable for Nepal.
India thinks its ok for their spy agency RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) to make this personal priority to try and stop Chinese investment which will be far superior and cheaper to Nepalese people. Not just that but RAW also wants India to invest in similar projects so they can instead spy and install listening devices in Nepal and that’s ok. But India thinks it’s not ok for China to invest in telecom services and help Nepal with modern technology.
India should learn to mind their own business and invest in their own telecom and other basic services and help their fellow millions of poor Indians and not be jealous and make stupid assumption every time when China wants to increase their friendship and ties with Nepal, be it visit from Chinese leaders, business investment, development in Nepal, trade, exchange and aids from China.
Any good relationship, ties and friendship to do with China and Nepal, India can’t bare it. Indian News and media cry out with jealousy and bitter news cover, hello, news and journalist are supposed to be impartial? If you are not impartial then I say you are in wrong profession and misleading your readers and viewers. These Indian journalists seem to have nothing better to do but whinge when it comes to Nepal and China friendship. While on the other hand, there are millions of Indians in Nepal and God knows how many RAW agents spying in Nepal and not to mention open border between India and Nepal, is China jealous and make assumption and protest Indians presence in Nepal? No.
Do unto others as it shalt be done unto you. Love thy neighbours as thyself. India MUST learn these principles. No wonder India is hated by all its neighbouring countries because of its stupid attitude in the neighbourhood.
Here is a news article from Indian newspaper that made me write the above article: Security agencies have raised an alarm over increased imprint of Chinese telecom firms in neighbouring Nepal’s communication set up and asked for immediate intervention of the External Affairs Ministry for providing a suitable alternative to the Himalayan nation.
Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has written to the department of telecom apprising it about the plans of Zhing Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited (ZTE) to build four high-technology data centres for a fast growing private Nepalese telecom company, official sources said quoting a note in this regard.
RAW, the country’s external intelligence gathering organisation, said the centres were to come up in Nepalese capital Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Hetauda and Pokhra and that the telecom company would also be investing 25 million dollars for purchasing hardware and related software for these centres, they said.
It said that ZTE was one of the China’s largest wireless-telephone equipment manufacturer and network solution provider and maintains close ties with People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
“Its increasing footprint along with other Chinese companies raises the possibility of installing bugged equipment in the Nepal’s communication network. This in-turn could allow China to monitor/intercept data and voice traffic any communications carried out between India and Nepal,” the report said.
The agency wants the DoT to take up the matter with the Ministry of External Affairs to flag its concerns with the Nepal Government and also work on a proposal that India would also make its own investments in similar projects to ensure that communication networks between the two countries are secure.
The US House Intelligence Committee had last month accused the two Chinese’s telecommunications companies of being arms of the government that had stolen intellectual property from American companies and could potentially spy on Americans, a charge denied by the company.
Nepalese built helicopter. Anil Gautam a young Nepalese guy has built a 3 seater helicopter using motorbike engine. Gautam is not a university graduate nor has any engineering background; his highest level of education is grade 4.
He with the help and support of his father, brother and friends built this 200cc engine powered helicopter in a furniture shop costing his about 3 million Rupees over 18 months.
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Nepalese Association of Northern Territory is a community organisation of Nepalese living, working and studying in Darwin Northern Territory. NANT was founded in the year 2007 to help new Nepalese immigrants, students and those who are living in Northern Territory. There are more than 600 members who are actively organising and participating in community events, sports, BBQ and cultural program.
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Embassy of Nepal or Nepalese Embassy – Paris, Franc was established in the year 1967. Nepalese Embassy established to help and assist Nepalese citizens living, working and studying in France as well as be a place and source of information to French citizens and foreigners in France about Nepal about trade and investment opportunity, travel and tourism info, visa info and much more.
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