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Hooch‚ molasses seized‚ destroyed in Tokha

KATHMANDU: A police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Sector, Gongabu raided an illegally set up makeshift distillery at Tokha on the outskirts of the Capital and seized hooch and other raw materials in large quantity on Friday. Police said they destroyed 250 of hooch and 9000 litres of molasses subsequently in presence of local community leaders, yesterday afternoon. The hooch was distilled in a shanty constructed in the plot of land owned by a local, identified as Krishna Lal Dangol, at Saraswati-8, Galidole of Tokha. The operator, who is known only by his monicker Mote, is at la...
Published On: 2013-02-23

Cash‚ gold ornaments stolen from Balambu house

KATHMANDU: Property worth Rs. 5,90,000 was stolen from an unattended house of Lila Shrestha at Balambu on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Friday afternoon. Taking advantage of the absence of occupants, the front door’s padlock was broken to gain entry into the house for the heist, police said. Rs 2,000,00 in cash and gold ornaments stashed away in a steel cabinet were lifted. Police have detained the housemaid in suspicion of her involvement in the theft and are interrogating her. Further investigation into the case is underway, police said....
Published On: 2013-02-23

Seven held from Koteshwor gambling den

KATHMANDU: A police team dispatched from Metropolitan Police Circle, Koteshwor raided a house at Phulbari Marga, Koteshwor and apprehended five persons on charge of gambling and two others for operating the gambling den. Police said landlord Namaskar Lama (41) and his neigbhour Shiva Kumar Limbu (66) were stealthily running the gambling den. The raid was carried out at around 8 pm yesterday. Police confiscated Rs. 20, 535 in cash and three decks of playing cards from the scene. Police said that they are investigating into the incident....
Published On: 2013-02-23

Big parties towards CA election: Thapa

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Kamal Thapa, has accused the leaders of the big political parties of becoming dishonest towards holding election. Addressing a programme on 'political outlet and future of democracy' organized by the National Democratic Students' Organization here on Saturday; Chairman Thapa claimed that the next election to the Constituent Assembly was the resolution of the present crisis. The big parties were sticking to power for seven years, he said, adding that a government under the leadership of the Chief Justice or any apolitical persons wa...
Published On: 2013-02-23

NC condoles Roka's death

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) condoled the death of Jalsi Roka, wife of former lawmaker Keshar Man Roka. A permanent resident of Rukum, Jalsi died at the age of 60 in the Binayak Hospital in Kathmandu on Friday night. She was as an active member of the party, and affiliated to the NC's Nepal Mahila Sangh. Issuing a statement on behalf of the party today, NC's central office expressed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family....
Published On: 2013-02-23

NRCS to distribute blood free of cost

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) has been making preparations for the free distribution of blood collected from volunteers. Preparations for free distribution of blood have reached the final phase, it is learnt. The government has given the responsibility of collecting and supplying blood to the NRCS since 1975. Currently, the society charges Rs. 675 per pint blood. According to director of central blood transfusion service center Dr Manita Rajkarnikar, the Ministry of Health and Population has been positive towards allocating budget to that end. The center would be able to ...
Published On: 2013-02-23

Traffic Police on road-washing‚ cleaning campaign

KATHMANDU: The Traffic Police on Saturday launched a campaign of washing and cleaning the roads in the Capital. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division will undertake the campaign every Saturday. Under the campaign, some 300 personnel under the Valley Traffic Police Division will clean the roads for about two hours. As part of the campaign, the Division today carried out road cleaning work on the Maitighar-Putalisadak section from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. today. Deputy Inspector General of Police and chief of the Division, Upendra Kanta Aryal, led the road cleaning in which some 300 police person...
Published On: 2013-02-23

Public support sought for Thamel tourism

KATHMANDU: Participants at the 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Thamel Tourism Development Council have stressed the need of support from the general public, the locals and the government for the development of tourism in Thamel. Thamel in downtown Kathmandu is hugely popular among the foreign tourists and has developed into a tourist hub over the years. Tejendranath Shrestha, president of the Council, pointed out that the tourism development and management are not satisfactory in Thamel. "Some 3000 entrepreneurs are involved in the council and security, professionalism and e...
Published On: 2013-02-23

Hospital tense after woman's death

LALITPUR: Talks between Patan Hospital officials and family members of a patient, who died in course of treatment at the hospital last night, ended inconclusively today with the two sides agreeing to sit for another round on Sunday afternoon. Admitted to the hospital on Saturday, Rita Adhikari Subedi (27) of Dhapakhel village in Lalitpur died while undergoing treatment last night. After death, her kin vandalised the hospital on charge of doctors’ negligence and manhandled hospital officials. A member of the talks team said the kin of the deceased have sought compensation from the h...
Published On: 2013-02-22

Man arrested for cyber offence

KATHMANDU: Social networking sites are increasingly becoming a platform for cyber criminals, thanks to an easy access to the Internet. The Metropolitan Police Crime Division arrested Amar Raj Dallakoti (50) of Birendranagar, Chitwan, at Kalanki yesterday for posting obsense contents, including photos, of victims of cyber crimes via gmail. Investigators have charged Dallakoti under the Electronic Transaction Act, 2008. According to MPCD statistics, its Cyber Cell has dealt with 37 cases of cyber crime so far in the fiscal 2012-13 against 46 cases during the corresponding period in the last fi...
Published On: 2013-02-22