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Photo exhibition highlights 150 years of Red Cross services

KATHMANDU: A three-day photo exhibition titled ‘150 Years of Humanitarian Action of International Committee of the Red Cross’ concluded at the Patan Museum Gallery today. “The exhibition was one among the several activities globally organised to mark the 150th anniversary of the ICRC,” said Binod Kafle, communication officer at the ICRC, which had organised the event together with the Nepal Red Cross Society. The event highlighted ICRC’s humanitarian activities across the globe through 80 photographs. The photos captured ICRC staff at work during the First ...
Published On: 2013-12-02

Boy kills self

KATHMANDU: A 14-year-old boy, residing at an orphanage in Kapan, reportedly committed suicide on Monday. Police said friends found Sonam Thapa hanging himself from a rope at his room in Ketaketi Orphanage at around 12 pm. They cut off the rope, police said, adding that the boy died en route to the Chabahil-based Om Hospital. Police are investigating the case. Property stolen KATHMANDU: Thieves stole property worth around Rs 4.4 lakh in two incidents in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur on on Sunday. A group struck the unattended room of Shreesha Yadav (21) at Baneshwor, Kathmandu-10, and fled with t...
Published On: 2013-12-02

NEFIN demands 37 percent seats in CA

KATHMANDU: Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) has demanded 37 percent seats in the new Constituent Assembly based on the population of the indigenous people. Organising a news conference in the capital city on Monday, the NEFIN said there should be 50 percent participation of the indigenous women in the women's quota of the CA. In a press release issued today, NEFIN has voiced for the implementation of the past agreements relating to the representation of the indigenous people in the state mechanisms. It also warned of stir if the demands were not addressed. At the press ...
Published On: 2013-12-02

Twin thefts reported

KATHMANDU: Property worth Rs 440,000 were stolen in two different incidents of theft in Kathmandu-10 and Thimi-15, Bhaktapur on Sunday. An unattended rental apartment of Shreesha Yadav (21) in Kathmandu-10, Midbaneshwor, was robbed off laptop, gold jewelries and Rs 16,000 in cash, marking a total loss of nearly Rs 170,000. Similarly, a rented apartment of Ranjita Thapa (26) in Thimi-15, Gatthaghar of Bhaktapur was looted off Rs 35,000 in cash and four tolas of gold jewelries amounting Rs 270,000 in total. Investigations into both the cases are underway, police said....
Published On: 2013-12-02

AIDS Day marked with zero infection slogan

KATHMANDU: The 26th World AIDS Day was marked by organising various awareness raising programmes across the country, today. The theme of the day is: ‘Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths’. The National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) organised AIDS Mela at Basantapur Durbar Square with a view to uniting people in the fight against HIV and to commemorate those the world has lost to AIDS. The main features of AIDS Mela were free and confidential HIV testing, live musical performances by Nima Rumba and 1974 AD, blood dona...
Published On: 2013-12-02

Extra marks for temporary teachers

KATHMANDU: In the interview for the posts of permanent teachers at various levels, the Teachers Service Commission has decided to grant extra marks to temporary teachers of community schools. Uday Raj Soti, TSC Chairperson, said they were planning to provide one mark extra to temporary teachers with one year experience. “TSC regulations have stipulated extra marks for temporary teachers,” he said, adding that the provision was brought to recognise the experience of teachers, who have already taught children for years. “It is to encourage temporary teachers, who have been ...
Published On: 2013-12-02

CIAA accused of overstepping its jurisdicton

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court today issued show cause notices in the name of government authorities on the jurisdiction of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority over banks and financial institutions. A single bench of judge Bharat Bahadur Karki issued the order following a hearing. The bench told the authorities — the Office of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Finance, and the Nepal Rastra Banak — to offer a clarification within 15 days. The bench was responding to a PIL that advocate Ganesh Aryal had filed seeking apex court in...
Published On: 2013-12-02

Government to resume waste disposal watch

KATHMANDU: The Solid Waste Management Technical Support Centre said it is going to resume monitoring of waste management in places like hospitals, clinics, hotels in the Kathmandu Valley in a week. “We will write to all stakeholders within a week to this effect,” said Sumitra Amatya, executive director at the SWMTSC. The government in coordination with the Prime Minister’s Office and local bodies started monitoring hospitals and hotels a year ago. “We will examine how waste is being managed in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical colleges, hospitals, restaurants...
Published On: 2013-12-02

Women's commission drafting five-year plan

KATHMANDU: National Women’s Commission (NWC) is busy preparing the first draft of its five-year strategic plan. According to officials, NWC is soliciting experts’ advice through ‘regional consultations’ to prepare the draft of the new strategic plan as the current plan will come to an end in early 2014. The implementation of the existing NWC plan began in 2009. NWC conducted first consultation with its board members as well as staff. Later, it organised five regional consultations. NWC conducted regional consultations in Kathmandu on October 30 and November 19, Pokh...
Published On: 2013-12-02

Bike-hit kills one

LALITPUR: One person died and another was injured after being ran over by a motorcycle in Godavari on Sunday. According to police, Ram Kumar Lama, 45, of Sundarijal died in course of treatment at B&B Hospital in Gwarko. Meanwhile, Rajaram Silwal, 46, of Bishankhu, who is receiving treatment at the same hospital, is said to be out of danger. Police have arrested the biker involved in the accident. Woman found dead LALITPUR: Suntali Nagarkoti, 60, of Salyantar, Chhampi-1, was found dead in her house on Sunday. She was found hanging from a rope tied to the ceiling in her house. A police te...
Published On: 2013-12-02