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Pistol with empty magazine found in Tyanglaphant

KATHMANDU: A pistol was found in open at Tyangalaphant, Kirtipur, on the outskirts of the Valley, on Monday. According to police, the Japan-made pistol was loaded with an empty magazine. Local children had first sighted the lethal open in a field 15 metres away from the main road while they were playing in the area. A team of security personnel went from Metropolitan Police Circle, Kirtipur later went to the site and collected the weapon....
Published On: 2014-12-23

One held with 10 tola gold at TIA

KATHMANDU: A man who landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday was held on charge of illegally carrying 10 tola gold. The man has been identified as Bhumi Kumar Chhetri, who bears an Indian passport. Police said they are looking into the case. ...
Published On: 2014-12-23

PAPAD‚ FNJ stage sit-in outside CA

KATHMANDU: Representatives of various professional organisations today have staged a sit-in in front of the Constituent Assembly (CA) building, demanding timely promulgation of a new constitution. The sit-in programme was arranged by the Professional Alliance for Peace and Democracy (PAPAD) and coordinated by the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ). Its participants chanted the slogan "Let's not forget commitments to the people, promulgate the constitution within this January 22", pressing political parties in the CA to draft the statute within the scheduled timeframe. FNJ Pre...
Published On: 2014-12-23

ISBN an attraction for Nepali writers‚ publishers

KATHMANDU: The number of Nepali writers and publishers applying for an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) has been gradually increasing. Acquiring an ISBN, means gaining global recognition for any book, and this has been an attraction for Nepali writers and publishers. The Tribhuvan University (TU) central library is the sole authorised body in Nepal distributing ISBN in Nepal and so far it has allocated the number to thirty-six thousand books since 2001. In the first year of starting this service, the central library distributed the number to 946 books and until 2014, this number has...
Published On: 2014-12-23

Judiciary should be kept aloof from politics: Speakers

KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme here have stressed the need for keeping judiciary aloof from politics and anomalies, so that the legal practice would be stable and reliable. At a programme organised on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of Nepal Bar Association in the capital city on Monday, the speakers also pointed out the need of restructuring of the judicial council. The legal practitioners said the judiciary and judicial council should be made accountable to the people and the transparency maintained while appointing judge. At the programme, Chief Justice Ramkumar Prasad Saha sai...
Published On: 2014-12-23

NHRC urges govt to perform Nanda Prasad's final rites

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission has urged the government to perform the final rites of Nanda Prasad Adhikari, whose body is lying at forensic department of TU Teaching Hospital since September, at the earliest. Adhikari had died at Bir Hospital while on fast-unto-death for 333 days. Issuing a press statement today, the rights watchdog asked the government to make arrangements of Adhikari’s funeral as per the religion and tradition of his family. “The government must fulfil the five-point agreement it had signed with Ganga Maya, wife of deceased Nanda Prasad, on...
Published On: 2014-12-22

Man held with two kg gold

KATHMANDU: Metropolitan Police Crime Division has arrested a man in possession of two kg gold from Madhyapur Thimi of Bhakatpur. Acting on a special tip-off, a team deployed from the MPCD had followed a jeep (Na 2 Cha 4135) from Jagati and intercepted the vehicle at around 7:30pm yesterday. During checking, police found Indra Kumar Shrestha, 28, of Dhuskun-9, Sindhupalchowk, with two gold bars, one kg each, concealed inside his shoes. Police also detained the jeep driver Chhiring Tamang, 39, of Tatopani-2, Sindhupalchowk, for further investigation. According to police, Shrestha has confessed...
Published On: 2014-12-22

Terre des Hommes red-faced over 'sex workers avialable' SMS

KATHMANDU: On December 19 when Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, a child rights champion who has rescued tens of thousands of children from sexual exploitation and slavery, was urging lawmakers in Kathmandu to protect the safety and wellbeing of children, a somewhat weird text message was landing on mobile phones of many users. The text message, which read ‘young boys and girls are available for commercial sex inside the Kathmandu Valley’ and asked the recipients to call certain numbers for further details, startled many a recipient. Some were curious as to what it could be; many...
Published On: 2014-12-22

Reduce transport fares: Students

KATHMANDU: Thirteen student unions affiliated to various political parties, including the ruling ones, have served a 24-hour ultimatum to government authorities to reduce transportation fare. Kishor Bikram Malla, president of All Nepal National Free Students Union, student wing of the CPN-UML, warned of mass protests if transportation fares for students were not reduced within 24 hours. Nepal Oil Corporation recently reduced the price of diesel by Rs 5.50 and petrol by Rs 7 per litre. Petrol now costs Rs 116 a litre and diesel Rs 92. The student unions are demanding that with the reduction...
Published On: 2014-12-22

IN BRIEF: 25 arrested

KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday rounded up 25 persons, including 23 women, for their alleged involvement in dhukuti business, an unauthorised deposit and withdrawal scheme, from Laxmitole, KMC-5. A team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Boudha, caught them red-handed while they were engaged in the illegal scheme in a room belonging to Sapana Lama, according to police. Police also confiscated Rs 2.61 million cash, their transaction records and a calculator from the scene. Further investigation is underway. Property stolen KATHMANDU: Property worth Rs 5.15 lakh was stolen from two unat...
Published On: 2014-12-22