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Adulterated engine oil sellers arrested

KATHMANDU: Police today arrested three persons for allegedly selling adulterated lubricant oil from Alok Nagar, Baneshwor. A team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Baneshwor, caught Deepu Gupta, 24, of Motihari, India, Sundar KC, 29, of Bhaktapur and Shyam Shah, 42, of Biratnagar, in the act of selling the adulterated product to Alok Nagar-based ST Traders. During interrogation, the trio conceded that they would mix the oil at a rented room in Balkhu by adding substandard materials before distributing it to various retailers in Kathmandu to make a quick buck....
Published On: 2014-07-23

100 school resource persons stage protest

BHAKTAPUR: Resource Persons from 50 districts staged a protest in Bhaktapur today against the governments decision to transfer them. Around 100 RPs from various parts of the country staged an hourlong protest in front of the Department of Education. A ministerial level meeting held on July 4 had decided to direct the five regional education directorates to transfer the RPs across the country for the improvement of quality of education in districts. Narendra Bhattarai, president, School Resource Person Society, said they were forced to stage the protest as the decision taken by government re...
Published On: 2014-07-23

IN BRIEF

‘Suspend official’ KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation for Abuse of Authority on Wednesday wrote to the Ministry of General Administration to suspend Section Officer Madhusudhan Sharma Adhikari. In a statement, the anti-corruption body stated that Sharma had produced fake academic certificate when he joined the job. According to the CIAA, the suspension has been sought in order to make sure Sharma does not destroy evidences against him. Meanwhile, the anti-graft body has also filed a case at the Special Court against Ranju Devi, Shiv Shankar Jha, Ram Naresh Yadav and B...
Published On: 2014-07-23

CIAA writes to govt to suspend two DoTM officials

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today wrote to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport asking it to suspend two officials of the Department of Transport Management for their involvement in corruption. The DoTM is the only driving licence issuing authority in Bagmati zone. According to the anti-graft body, Rajesh Pachhai Maharjan, a computer officer, and Pushkar Chandra Ghimire, a computer operator, at the DoTM, Ekantakuna, Lalitpur, had accepted bribe from various persons to help them appear in driving licence practical test within three m...
Published On: 2014-07-23

Man held from TIA with illegal currencies

KATHMANDU: Police have held a person on charge of trying to smuggle various currencies to UAE from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Tuesday night. The arrestee has been identified as Sandip Shrestha (27), hailing from Kavre and currently residing in Kusunti, Lalitpur. He was about to board on an Air Arabia Flight (G9536) with NRs 4.2 million, Saudi Riyal 12,500 and UAE Dirham 9,130. He was held during an X-Ray scanning at the TIA's lobby at around 8:30 pm yesterday. Shrestha has been handed over to Metropolitan Police Crime Investigation Division (MPCID), Hanumandhoka, for further i...
Published On: 2014-07-23

Man nabbed on rape charge

KATHMANDU: A person has been arrested on charge of raping a 10-year-old girl on Tuesday night. According to police, Sushil Tamang (23) of Setidevi VDC-1 was arrested on the basis of a complaint registered at the Metropolitan Police Sector, Pharping, by the victim's mother. The victim has been admitted at the Manmohan Community Hospital for medical treatment. Further investigation is underway, police said....
Published On: 2014-07-23

CPN-M condemns Israel attack in Gaza

KATHMANDU: The CPN-Maoist's recent Central Working Committee (CWC) held from July 2 to 21 in the Capital has come down heavily against Israeli attack and intervention over the sovereignty of Palestine. Issuing a press statement on Wednesday, the party condemned recent attacks against Palestinians in Gaza Strip by the Israeli forces. Similarly, the party said that it would protest against 'India's vested interest' in Nepal's natural resources, including hydropower. The CPN-Maoist, the break way faction of the UCPN-Maoist said that it would raise voice against inflation, corruption and smuggl...
Published On: 2014-07-23

BP birth centenary

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress on Tuesday remembered its late leader BP Koirala by organising various programmes to mark 'BP Koirala Memorial Day' across the country. The party organised blood donation and tree plantation programmes on the premises of the party’s headquarters in Sanepa. The party’s senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba and General Secretary Krishna Sitaula and other leaders were present. “During the programme, 35 people donated blood and around 50 saplings were planted,” said party’s Chief Secretary Rishikesh Tiwari. He said that various programmes were he...
Published On: 2014-07-22

Health posts shut in Lalitpur

KATHMANDU: Many health posts in Lalitpur district have been shut since July 17 after health workers stopped coming to work demanding renewal of their contract. Services at Kaleshwar, Chandanpur, Thuladurlung, Gimdi, Ashrang, Pyutar, Ikudol and Bukhel health posts have been halted by 58 protesting health officials working on contract basis. Of them, 12 are assistant health workers, 14 auxiliary nurse midwives and 32 office assistants. As there are no permanent workers in the rural areas of Lalitpur, District Public Health Office has been appointing health workers on contract basis since Jul...
Published On: 2014-07-22

Agitating Bir doctors visit MoHP

KATHMANDU: A meeting held between the resident doctors of Bir Hospital and officials at the Ministry of Health and Population ended inconclusively today. A 10-member delegation of Residents’ Association of NAMS members visited the health ministry today, seeking to fulfill their demands. They held discussion with Dr Tirtha Raj Burlakoti, chief expert at MoHP, and other officials at the ministry. RAN President Dr Mangal Rawal said Burlakoti conceded that their demands were genuine but said it was not possible to address all the demands at once. “We don’t expect our demand...
Published On: 2014-07-22