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Media persons visit Chobhar for tourism publicity

KIRTIPUR: In a bid to promote tourism in the Chobhar area, a south-western belt of the capital city, the Jalbinayak Community Forest Users' Group organised a two-day residential visit for media persons. The Group managed the visit to more than 40 journalists from different media houses in the Chobhar area, citing it was in need of publicity.The visit begun from Friday afternoon concluded this morning. On the occasion, treasurer of the Group, Sujindra Maharjan, said the visit was organized in order to intensify the publicity of Chobhar area relating to its tourism potential. The visit, he exp...
Published On: 2013-04-27

Heritages renovated in Lalitpur

LALITPUR: Nine historically, and archaeologically important places in the district have been renovated with the Indian assistance. The dilapidated Napichandra Mahabihar, historic public home, and cremation areas were renovated in three years. The cost for the renovation was Rs 30 million. Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Jayant Prasad, inaugurated the renovated places amidst a programme on Saturday. The Society for Development of Lalitpur had taken initiative for the repair. Addressing the programme, Ambassador Prasad said that he was happy to have a chance to assist in the cultural sector in a...
Published On: 2013-04-27

FSU poll schedule after age bar verdict

KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan University is set to announce the schedule for Free Student Union elections once the Supreme Court issues its verdict on a writ petition challenging the age bar for FSU poll candidates. Ganga Bahadur Thapa, chief of the TU’s Student Welfare Directorate, said they have failed to publicise the election schedule due to cases that students have filed in the court regarding the polls. A few weeks ago, FSU presidents from around a dozen campuses had filed a writ petition against the April 5 decision of the TU Senate to bar candidates above 28 years from contesting FS...
Published On: 2013-04-26

Pedestrians robbed

KATHMANDU: A gang brandishing a sharp weapon overpowered Lil Bahadur Shrestha (55) and Indra Bahadur Shrestha (34) of Sindhupalchowk at Dhumbarahi on Friday morning and robbed them of their belongings. According to a complaint lodged with police, the gang robbed them of Rs 22,900, half tola of gold and two mobile phone sets at around 4.30 am. The culprits are at large. Fake currency seized KATHMANDU: Police on Thursday arrested two people on the suspicion of carrying fake Indian currency notes worth INR 3.7 lakh at Sheshnarayan VDC. The detainees are Mohammad Aamir (26) of Bihar and Bishwo ...
Published On: 2013-04-26

Cops arrest serial robber

KATHMANDU: The Metropolitan Police Crime Division today nabbed an alleged serial robber, who figures in the list of most wanted criminals, from Thimi, Bhaktapur. DSP Surendra Mainali, chief of the Anti-Theft Section at the MPCD, said police arrested Kumar Rai (35) of Dumarwana, Bara, for involvement in at least five armed robberies in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur in the past four months. “Rai had robbed cash and valuables worth over Rs 1.5 million during the period,” he informed. On January 15, Rai broke into the rented room of Sabitri Adhikari at Kathmandu-7 and made off with gold ...
Published On: 2013-04-26

Switch to cheap‚ clean energy: ADB

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s ability to meet its future power needs and to curb a rapid rise in greenhouse gas emissions will hinge on the rollout of clean energy technologies which are highly cost effective in the run, according to a study of Asian Development Bank. Making public the study titled ‘Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Asia’, climate change specialist Mahfuj Ahmed today said, “Replacing 50 per cent of all kerosene lamps with solar powered lighting would result in a substantial reduction in emissions for relatively low cost.” It also imp...
Published On: 2013-04-26

Not getting school books? Call up JEMC

KATHMANDU: Amid reports about the shortage of textbooks for Grade I to X in the market, the Janak Education Materials Centre (JEMC) today called on all concerned to call up JEMC at 01-6631171 or Sajha Prakashan, its authorised distributor, at 01-5525642 to get the books. In a notice today, JEMC said it has been continuously publishing textbooks to meet the demands. The centre said it has enough textbooks for the school level at its regional offices based in Biratnagar, Bharatpur, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Dhangadhi. Anyone can buy school books from nearest outlets, it said. JEMC had aimed to p...
Published On: 2013-04-26

Secretary inspects Nagdhunga checkpoint‚ finds loopholes

KATHMANDU: A government monitoring team under Secretary at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Krishnahari Baskota, today made a surprise inspection of the Nagdhunga transit point in Kathmandu. During the inspection, he directed DIG Upendra Kant Aryal, in-charge of the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, against deploying traffic cops in such a manner that they occupy the entire road while checking vehicles plying outside the busiest transit point of Kathmandu. Baskota said such disorderly deployment of traffic police personnel hampers the smooth flow of vehicles at Nagd...
Published On: 2013-04-26

Bistro raids: Eight held

BHAKTAPUR: Police on Thursday raided Sipadole-based Kasturi Chamena Griha and A One Restaurant, and arrested eight people, including four women, in compromising positions. A police team had raided the restaurants on the basis of intelligence inputs. Room burgled KATHMANDU: A gang broke into the rented room of Bijaya Lama in Maitidevi on Thursday and made off with cash and property worth around Rs 1.74 lakh. According to a complaint lodged with police, the gang burgled 2.5 tolas of gold, Rs 30,000 and a digital camera in the daytime. Police are yet to bring the culprits to book. Women seek...
Published On: 2013-04-26

Ambassadors call on Chairman Regmi

KATHMANDU: Non-Resident Ambassador of Sweden to Nepal Harald Sandberg on Friday called on Chairman of Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi. On the occasion, second secretary at Swedish Embassy Kajsa Blomberg was also present. During the meeting, Ambassador Harald had inquired about the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections and contemporary issues. In response, Regmi said the current government was committed to ensuring participation of all political parties in the CA elections. During the meeting, Regmi thanked Swedish support for Nepal's peace process and hoped that the bilatera...
Published On: 2013-04-26