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Teachers' exams begin peacefully

KATHMANDU: The Teachers’ Service Commission examinations for selection of permanent teachers began across the country today in a peaceful environment. The exams being held after a gap of 17 years will end on May 25. Uday Raj Soti, TSC chief, described the day’s exams as peaceful. A total of 480,758 examinees have applied for 13,059 vacant positions of permanent teachers in various levels across the country. Of the examinees, 61,620 applicants appeared for 2,286 posts at the secondary level from 2 pm to 5 pm today. A total of 168,184 examinees have applied for 2,793 vacant positio...
Published On: 2013-05-23

APF officer among two arrested for gory murder

KATHMANDU: Four days after the murder of Suntali Maya Lama (42) of Lalbandi, Sarlahi, the Metropolitan Police Police Crime Division today nabbed two people, including a constable of the Armed Police Force, for their involvement in the crime. The accused are Krishna Bahadur Baram (25) and Purna Bahadur Baram (26) of Aruarbang, Gorkha. Krishna, a constable with the Balambu-based Neelbarahi Battalion of the APF, had been stationed as a security guard at Nirmal Niwas. A panel formed under DSP Uma Prasad Chaturvedi had looked into the case after police found Suntali’s dismembered body in ...
Published On: 2013-05-23

Valley's local bodies under scanner

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has been monitoring the activities of local bodies in the wake of frequent complaints about bad governance and irregularities in the Kathmandu Valley. The three districts of the Kathmandu Valley have five municipalities and 114 village development committees. The government spends about Rs 10 billion every year on different programmes in the Capital-based local bodies. “The corrupted local bodies will face action based on the nature of irregularities,” said Indu Ghimire, chief of the ministry’s Moni...
Published On: 2013-05-23

Seven held for attacks

BHAKTAPUR: Police on Thursday arrested seven people for their alleged involvement in thrashing people in Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Four persons were held from Chittapol‚ Bhaktapur‚ on the charge of beating up Madan Khadka (30). He has been admitted to B&B Hospital. Sundar Poudel (30) was attacked at Imadole‚ Lalitpur. Police said three people were held in connection with the incident. Training for cops KATHMANDU: The Nepal Police Academy on Thursday started Post-Mission Orientation Training for police personnel‚ who have returned home after successfully serving U...
Published On: 2013-05-23

2 suspects held for woman's murder

KATHMANDU: Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Hanumandhoka rounded up two persons in connection with the murder case of Suntali Maya Tamang (40) who was found dead at a gorge in Chiseni, Budhanilkantha, on Tuesday evening. At a press meet organised on Thursday police said that Armed Police Force personnel Krishna Bahadur Baram (25) of Gorkha, and Purna Bahadur Baram of the same district were rounded up on suspicion of murdering the woman. After the preliminary investigation, police said the two killed Tamang at Chiseni, Budhanilkantha jungle after a dispute erupted between them on a fin...
Published On: 2013-05-23

Cops nab seven assaulters

KATHMANDU: Police apprehended four persons including Shyam Basu and Ujawal Khadka of Chitapole-8 of Bhaktapur in connection with an assault on Thursday. According to a complaint lodged at police, they reportedly assaulted 30-year-old Madan Khadka of the same area in the wee hour of this Morning. Beaten severely, Khadka was wheeled into B and B Hospital for medical treatment. Likewise, police arrested three persons including 16-year-old Bishal Lama of Sarlahi from Imadole on the charge of attacking a man. Police said they reportedly thrashed Sundar Paudel (30) of Imadole on Tuesday. Inj...
Published On: 2013-05-23

Three-member drug-and-rob racket busted

KATHMANDU: The Metropolitan Police Circle, Baneshwor, today rounded up three members of a gang involved in drugging and robbing women. Police identified the detainees, caught after a rigorous search operation, as Kumar Basnet, 56, Prakash Basnet, 25, and Kumar Prasad Khatiwada, 27, of Sindhupalchowk. Police also arrested Rajendra Singh, 44, of Koteshwor, a jeweller, who used to buy robbed gold ornaments from the gang. DSP Bhim Prasad Dhakal, MPC in-charge, said the gang, including a woman associate, would usually render their targets unconscious by offering them food laced with sedatives be...
Published On: 2013-05-22

Vaccination against rubella on cards

KATHMANDU: The Child Health Division (CHD) at the Ministry of Health and Population is including rubella vaccine under routine immunisation from mid-June this year. Giri Raj Subedi, chief of immunisation section at the division, said the division is vaccinating babies against rubella, along with the vaccine against measles for the first time in the country. He said the division is all prepared to administer measles-rubella (MR) vaccine from mid-June as part of its routine immunisation meant for children aged between nine months and two years. The government had launched a special vaccinati...
Published On: 2013-05-22

Dirty money probe

KATHMANDU: Days after filing money laundering cases against five dons at the Special Court, the Department of Money Laundering Investigation (DMLI) on Wednesday told the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority that it is making preparations to move the court against more people.At a meeting with CIAA Chief Commissioner Lokman Singh Karki and Commissioner Keshav Baral, director-general of DMLI, Surya Prasad Acharya, informed that it is set to book more offenders pretty soon. “They said they are in the final stage and will file more cases soon,” a CIAA source said. Ach...
Published On: 2013-05-22

15 years of wrongful detention detailed

KATHMANDU: Govinda Mainali, who was imprisoned for 15 years in a Japanese jail on false charges of murder, today released a book on his ordeal, titled Paribandaka Pandhra Barsha. Mainali, now 46, was arrested and jailed for rape and murder of a Japanese woman in March 1997. He was released in June 2012 after the Tokyo High Court acquitted him. In its final verdict in April, the court declared that Mainali was innocent and ordered the government of Japan to compensate him. Prof Kedar Bhakta Mathema, who was then Nepal’s ambassador to Japan, launched the book at a function in the Capital...
Published On: 2013-05-22