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Chhath preparations in full swing at Ranipokhari

KATHMANDU:Preparations are underway for the celebration of the Chhath festival. In this connection, various river banks in the country including the Ranipokhari (historic pond) in the capital are being decorated and special worship platforms constructed on the bank. Grand festival Chhath Celebration Committee, 2071 BS' plans to observe the festival by organisaing various programmes. The committee is going to celebrate the festival for two days- Wednesday and Thursday. Ranipokhari has been cleaned up and decorated for the Chhath celebrations. A morning motorcycle rally, worship of Chhati Ma...
Published On: 2014-10-28

KMC fails to remove TIA hoarding boards

KATHMANDU: The efforts made by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City since mid-April to remove hoarding boards installed at Tribhuvan International Airport have gone in vain. KMC has been removing hoarding boards from parks, roads, business complexes and cinema halls of main roads as part of its city beautification campaign in view of the upcoming SAARC Summit scheduled from November 22 to 27. But so far, KMC teams have been able to remove only three flex boards from TIA premises. “Security forces at TIA did not allow the KMC teams to remove others hoarding boards,” said Dhruba Kafle...
Published On: 2014-10-27

Agitating teachers observe Bhai Tika

KATHMANDU: Temporary Teachers, who have been staging relay hunger strike, observed Bhai-Tika at Shanti Batika, Ratna Park, on Saturday. Agitating teachers Amrit Laxmi Joshi and Sushila Kuikel offered tika to Dinesh Thapa, Hari Bahadur Khadka, Uddhav Bhandari and Gopal Prasad Koirala. The relay hunger strike staged by Temporary Teachers Central Struggle Committee entered its 313th day today. They have been staging relay hunger strike since December 18, demanding implementation of the education act and formulation of education regulation so that they could get permanent status. Dinesh T...
Published On: 2014-10-27

IWA Specialist Conference begins

KATHMANDU: Scientists, experts, practitioners and national and international delegates today gathered in Kathmandu to inaugurate the four-day-long International Water Association Specialist Conference. The conference showcases the latest in technologies and approaches for energy neutrality, resource recovery and sanitation through sustainable waste water treatment. The theme of the conference is ‘Global Challenges: Sustainable Waste Water Treatment and Resource Recovery’ coordinated through IWA’s Nutrient Removal and Recovery Specialist Group with other partner organisatio...
Published On: 2014-10-27

Overhead bridge construction completed

KATHMANDU: The construction of an overhead bridge near the Old Bus Park has been completed. The bridge will help pedestrians cross the road safely. According to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, the overhead bridge will be inaugurated on the occasion of Chhath festival on Wednesday. The footpaths underneath the overhead bridge are still under construction and will be completed by tomorrow. Sanjay Raj Upadhyaya, Chief of Road Division at KMC, said zebra crossings and traffic police were insufficient to ensure safe road crossing during rush hours. A total of Rs 2,450,000 was invested for t...
Published On: 2014-10-27

IN BRIEF: Pathak nominated

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday nominated its member Sudip Pathak as member of the Recommendation Committee formed to select commissioners for Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances. Pathak’s nomination comes in response to a recent letter sent by the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction to the NHRC, seeking nomination of either NHRC chairperson or its member to the Recommendation Committee as per the TRC Act. Pathak has been nominated as a member of the Recommendation Committee by NHRC Chair Anup Raj Sharma, stated a rel...
Published On: 2014-10-27

1‚304 arrested in two months in Kathmandu Valley

KATHMANDU: Police in the past two months have rounded up as many as 1,304 persons on suspicion of their involvement in various criminal activities, especially theft and robbery, in the Kathmandu Valley, as part of the law enforcement agency’s ‘special security plan’ that was introduced in view of the festive season. According to the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, 1,135 of the total 1,304 detained were released after investigation whereas action was taken against remaining 169 people who were arrested by the police. Metropolitan Police Crime Division, in collaboration ...
Published On: 2014-10-27

SLC results in grading system for 99 schools

KATHMANDU: The Office of the Controller of the Examinations is set to publish results of School Leaving Certificate exams in vocational stream in grading system from this year. Though this is a new practice in SLC examination system, many private colleges and universities such as Purbanchal University and Pokhara University have been using grading system for students’ academic evaluation. In grading system, students’ academic achievement or performance is not measured in numeric value and tagged as ‘topper’, ‘pass’ or ‘fail’. The marks obtained...
Published On: 2014-10-27

UGC donates to PM's Relief Fund

KATHMANDU: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday donated Rs 53,420 to the Prime Minister's Disaster Relief Fund. UGC Chairman Parasar Koirala handed over the cheque to PM Sushil Koirala at the latter's residence in Baluwatar on Monday morning. According to PM's press coordinator Prakash Adhikari, office-bearers and staff of the Commission contributed salaries of three days and a day respectively to donate to the fund. Reiterating that the donations will be properly utilised, the Prime Minister thanked the donors. ...
Published On: 2014-10-27

School bus hit kills pedestrian

KATHMANDU: A pedestrian in his 50s died in a school bus hit in Teku of Kathmandu on Monday early morning. According to police, the deceased has not been identified yet. The pedestrian was critically injured when the bus (Ba 1 Ka 8533) belonging to the DilliBazaar-based NIC Higher Secondary School hit him at around 5:55 am today, said police. The bus driver has been nabbed for further investigation....
Published On: 2014-10-27