SURKHET — Chief Minister of Karnali Province Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that the contributions made by Prithvi Narayan Shah should be analysed.
Receiving a memo submitted by RPP (Democratic) on Thursday calling upon marking the national unity day by giving a public holiday on Paush 27, the Chief Minister opined to analyze Prithvi Narayan Shah’s deeds — both good and wrong ones.
“The public holiday on Prithvi Jayanti is a national concern and a serious nationwide discussion was needed in this. A conclusion should be drawn by satisfying all,” Shahi said.
Submitting the memo, RPP (Democratic) leader Kabiram Puri argued that it would be injustice for the nation if the history of Prithvi Narayan Shah’s were not safeguarded.Follow @gorkhapost
Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft
DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.
Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.
Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.
Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.
Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.
A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.Follow @gorkhapost