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UCPN-M leader dies

  

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

KATHMANDU: Central General Convention Organising Committee member of UCPN- Maoist and peasants’ leader Dil Bahadur Shrestha passed away on Monday at Norvic International Hospital. He was 78. Long suffering from lung cancer, Shrestha had joined politics in 1957. Born in Thaiba of Lalitpur district, Shrestha, who led the peasants’ movement of Kathmandu Valley, had struggled for the liberation of farmers. His body was kept at the UCPN- M party office at Parisdanda from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for final respects. Then his body was be kept for tributes at Phulchowki Higher Secondary School. UCPN-M Spokesman Agni Sapkota said in a press communique that Nepal’s communist movement had suffered an irreparable loss. — RSS

Serve with smile: IGP

KATHMANDU: Inspector General of Police Kuber Singh Rana on Monday instructed all traffic police personnel to give service with a smile irrespective of their 16-hour stressful duty. Addressing the concluding session of the one-month orientation programme on ‘Service with Smile’ aimed at improving the conduct of traffic police personnel, he termed traffic cops in uniform ‘brand ambassador of the force’ and said the way they deal with the general public and road users reflected the image of Nepal Police. “They are always visible to road users and they can bring the police force closer to the public to maintain law and order. Even a small misconduct on their part is likely to tarnish the hard-earned prestige of the force. Therefore, we expect them to maintain good courtesy with road users,” IGP Rana remarked.

School gives relief

KATHMANDU: Samakhushi-based Nabodit Higher Secondary School (NHSS) provided Rs 73,000 to the family of a deceased student on Sunday. NHSS founder Kedar Nath Khanal handed over cash collected from students and teachers to Rishi Ram Pant, father of the deceased Prakash Pant at a condolence meet on the school premises. Prakash, an eleventh grader humanities student, was killed in a road accident on January 4. Students and teachers prayed for the eternal peace of the deceased on the occasion. School Principal Rajendra Adhikari said a revolving fund would be set up to provide scholarships to hardworking higher secondary level students in future.

Pangolin scales seized

KATHMANDU: A Central Investigation Bureau team said arrested a woman from Naikap VDC-1 Kathmandu with 1.8 kg pangolin scales on Sunday. Police have sent Shanti Lama, 53, resident of Tistung-5, Makwanpur to District Forest Office Kathmandu after investigation. The mammal is protected and anyone selling it and trafficking its body parts is liable to be fined from Rs 40,000 to Rs 75000 and can face from one to 10 years of imprisonment or both. —

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