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Indigenous journalists' national jamboree in mid-June

KATHMANDU: The central committee meeting of the Association of Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities Journalist (ANIJ) today decided to hold its fifth national convention in the second week of June at Pokhara. The umbrella organisation of the country’s indigenous nationalities journalists, which has more than 45 district committees, decided to have its memberships renewed within the second week of March and hold district conferences within mid-April. The meeting also decided to provide Rs 5,000 each as compensation to three indigenous journalists whose houses were gutted on different dates. ...
Published On: 2013-01-05

Traffic cops undergo ENT check-up

KATHMANDU: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) in collaboration with Alka Hospital today organised a daylong free ENT (ear, nose and throat) camp for traffic police personnel. The camp was organised keeping in mind the fact that traffic police personnel are constantly exposed to vehicular pollution and are vulnerable to ailments relating to ENT. Traffic police personnel from the MTPD and all its 29 units in the Kathmandu Valley underwent ENT check-up and received free medicines. Stating that nasal and throat-related complications are common among traffic police officers in the ...
Published On: 2013-01-05

It's time for CA rebirth: Sapkota

KATHMANDU: The ruling UCPN-Maoist has concluded that national consensus was not forged due to opposition parties' stances. Speaking at a regular weekly press meet at the party headquarters, Paris Danda, on Saturday, UCPN-Maoist Spokesperson Agni Sapkota said the present political crisis is likely to continue to opposition parties' power-hungry nature and the same has pushed the formation of a national unity government away. "The country could not get an outlet as the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have only focused on government instead of ending the deadlock. Possibility of holding fresh ...
Published On: 2013-01-05

Twin cases of daylight burglary

KATHMANDU: Two cases of daylight burglary were reported to the police on Friday. Rs 1,06,220 was stolen from the Purano Baneshwor-based Shree Atri Saving and Credit Cooperatives yesterday. Police said unidentified thieves sneaked into the unattended Cooperatives’ office using a master key to open the lock. In another incident, gold ornaments worth Rs 2,40,000 were stolen from a house in Koteshwor. Police said unidentified thieves entered the unlocked room of Birendra Adhikari, a permanent resident of Basantapur, Sarlahi, and used the key kept below a pillow on a bed to open the clo...
Published On: 2013-01-05

Two found dead in separate places

KATHMANDU: Two persons were found dead at separate locations in Kathmandu on Saturday morning. Police said 16-year-old of Trishuli, Nuwakot was found dead at the staff room of Om Guest House in Mitranagar, KMC-16 at around 7:35 am today. He worked as a dish washer there. Likewise, a 44-year-old man’s body was found near the football ground on the bank of Bagmati River in Gothathar in open at around 8:30 am. The deceased has been identified as Pema Tamang, a permanent resident of Hiledevi-1, Ramechhap, who was residing in Gaurighat of Kathmandu and working as a labourer. Police said ...
Published On: 2013-01-05

Duo who killed octogenarian in Lamjung held

KATHMANDU: Acting on a tip off, a police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Range, Gongabu arrested two persons who allegedly fled Lamjung after killing an octagenarian on Wednesday, from a guest house in Mitranagar of KMC-16 on Friday evening. Police said Man Bahadur Pariyar (27) of Banjho Khet-8 and Dinesh Pariyar (19) of Pyarjung-8, Lamjung district were on the run after killing 80-year-old Lok Bahadur Gurung of Pyarjung-7, Lamjung distirct on Wednesday. The duo were nabbed from their hideout at the Lamjung Susan Guest House, Mitranagar at around 9 pm yesterday. Police said t...
Published On: 2013-01-05

Maoist imposing authoritarianism: UML Chair

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the CPN-UML Jhalanath Khanal has accused the ruling UCPN-Maoist of imposing authoritarianism thereby frustrating ongoing consensus efforts. Inaugurating the seventh general convention of the National People's Cultural Federation Nepal in the capital on Friday, UML Chairman Khanal said the ruling Maoist party was foiling consensus efforts by raising different issues from time and again as restoration of constituent assembly and sometime an apolitical person as next prime minister. "The UCPN-Maoist is not true to its words. It is still trying to impose autocracy,&qu...
Published On: 2013-01-05

Meteorologists rule out possibility of rain

KATHMANDU: Change in the weather following a long spell of dryness has led to increasing cold in various parts of the country including the Capital for the past few days. The climate this season has experienced some changes as the expected rainfall has not taken place so far, says meteorologist Rajendra Shrestha. "Due to the long spell of dryness in the country this situation is not likely to change soon", he added. Comparatively the districts in the Tarai are experiencing climate change, with the western Tarai hit by dense fog while the weather remains somewhat clear in the easter...
Published On: 2013-01-05

Weather forecast

KATHMANDU: Tonight's weather forecast for Nepal-- Fog likely to abate in the far western and western Tarai belt of the country and mainly fair in the rest of the country. Tomorrow's weather forecast for Nepal-- Fog likely to abate in the western and far western Tarai belt of the country and mainly fair in the rest of the country. Tonight's weather forecast for Kathmandu--Mainly fair Tomorrow's weather forecast for Kathmandu -- Mainly fair Expected minimum temperature tonight at Kathmandu: 0-2 ºC Expected maximum temperature tomorrow at Kathmandu: 18-20 ºC Source: Meteo...
Published On: 2013-01-05

City child rape suspect arrested

KATHMANDU: Sleuths from the Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka, today nabbed Suman Shrestha (25), a suspect in the rape of an eight-year-old girl at Mahadevsthan, Kathmandu, on Wednesday evening, from Pathlaiya in Bara. Shrestha of Mahadevsthan had been absconding after the crime. MPR had deployed a special team of detectives to bring the guilty to book and deliver justice to the victim. The girl’s kin had registered an FIR at the district police implicating Shrestha. Parents had rushed to the crime scene after they heard the girl screaming, but the culprit managed to escape. Pol...
Published On: 2013-01-04