KATHMANDU, Feb 17: A top Chinese expert on Tibetology urged Nepal not to entertain "illegal migrants" from Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) sneaking into its territory through porous Nepal-China border.
Speaking at an interaction with media persons at the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu on Thursday, visiting Chinese expert Wei Gang, who is the director of the state-funded Contemporary Tibetan Studies Institute affiliated to the China Tibetology Research Center, indirectly asked Nepal to take legal action as per the existing laws to Tibetans illegally sneaking into Nepal. “We respect the sovereignty of Nepal. But we do not support illegal migration of Tibetans to Nepal,” he said.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Top leaders of the major political parties have reached an understanding to take feedbacks from members of the state restructuring committee of the Constituent Assembly (CA) on the report submitted by the State Restructuring Commission (SRC).
As per the understanding, after receiving feedbacks from the lawmakers of the committee, the SRC report submitted to the prime minister last month, will be forwarded to the 601-seat CA for deliberations.
KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Information and Communications Minister Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta has reiterated that the Madhes region may break its relations with Kathmandu if the Madhesi issues are not addressed.
Gupta, who is also chairman of the Madhesi People´s Rights Forum-Republican (MPRF-R), called on President Dr Rambaran Yadav at the latter´s office at Shital Niwas Thursday afternoon, to clarify recent remarks that have landed him in controversy.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Ministry of Home Affairs not to implement its decision to issue citizenship to the children of those acquiring Nepali citizenship by birth if the children were born prior to their parents´ acquiring such citizenship, pending a final verdict on the issue.
The apex court also ruled that citizenship certificates cannot be given to such people through an executive order.
REPUBLICA, Feb 16: The central committee (CC) meeting of CPN-UML said on Thursday that the government and the prime minister´s party UCPN (Maoist) would be held responsible if Nepal is blacklisted for failing to endorse three separate bills related to money laundering.
The opposition party has said that it is well aware of the possible implications that the country and Nepali citizens may face if the government fails to endorse the bills.