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Nepali‚ Indian‚ Pakistanis held for fraud

KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday arrested four persons including two Pakistani and an Indian nationals on charge of swindling members of the public. The accused called various persons from Ncell mobile numbers and told that they won a lottery of Rs 500,000. The gang would ask people to deposit some money at an account, police said. Lila Tamang (21) from Ralukadevi-9 of Nuwakot, Sumit Sharma (25) from Rajasthan of India and Mohammed Izaz Ahmed (25) and Ahmed Naime (25) from Punjab of Pakistan were arrested from a guesthouse in Mitranagar, KMC-29, police said. A team deployed from the Metropolit...
Published On: 2015-03-24

Ornaments stolen

KATHMANDU: Gold ornaments worth Rs 127,000 were stolen from a rented room in Gokarneshwor Municipality-12 of Kathmandu on Monday. A gang of unidentified thieves barged into the rented room of Dawa Pakhrin in Baraltole, Gokarneshwor and made off with the jewelleries, police said. While looking for the suspects, police have launched an investigation into the case. ...
Published On: 2015-03-24

Woman killed as bus hits bike

KATHMANDU: A pillion rider died while a passenger bus hit the motorcycle she was riding on in Banasthali of Capital on Monday. Shyampulu Dangol (49) sustained serious injuries while the passenger bus (Ba 2 Kha 8410) hit the bike (Ba 40 Pa 3071) at Dhungedhara in Banasthali, KMC-16 yesterday. She had succumbed to the injuries during treatment at Balaju-based Janamaitri Hospital. Her husband, 53-year-old Bhakhyo Singh Dangol, sustained an injury and undergoing treatment at Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital, police said. Police have launched a manhunt to nab the absconding bus dr...
Published On: 2015-03-24

BADT to run library at Bouddha Stupa

KATHMANDU: The Bouddhanath Area Development Committee (BADT) has decided to set up a library near the Bouddhanath Stupa, Bouddha, in the Capital from mid-April. The library would include mainly the books related to Buddhism and the Buddhist literature and philosophy. It aims to provide information about Buddhist philosophy to domestic and foreign tourists, said Chairman of the Committee Sampurna Kumar Lama. The BADT has allocated Rs 1 million to run the library. ...
Published On: 2015-03-24

Govt decision renders DDC staff jobless

BHAKTAPUR: Employees at the four new municipalities in Bhaktapur district have no any task to do, therefore have been recording their attendance at the District Development Committee (DDC) Office once a week. This situation arose after the government declared four municipalities by merging 16 Village Development Committees (VDCs) more than three months back, but failed to assign them work corresponding their posts. The staff from Section Officer to Kharidar (non-gazetted second class) level are in a Catch-22 situation after the Ministry of Local Development failed to assign them responsib...
Published On: 2015-03-24

Baby born with heart outside body dies

KATHMANDU: A baby born with heart outside the body succumbed to complications arising from associated problems today, two days after his birth. The infant died while undergoing surgery at the Gangalal National Heart Centre in Kathmandu where he was brought from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan where he was born on Saturday evening with the rare congenital structural malformation, medically called ectopia cordis, which had left his heart protruding from his chest. A team led by Dr Ramesh Koirala had attempted repair and treatment of the condition, which is so rare that exper...
Published On: 2015-03-24

WHO urges countries to scale up efforts to find missing cases

KATHMANDU: The World Health Organisation has called upon countries to aggressively scale up efforts to find, treat and cure missing cases of tuberculosis to eliminate the diseases. According to WHO, tuberculosis affects nearly three million people in WHO’s South-East Asia Region every year. Of them nearly one million go undetected. WHO’s South-East Asia Region includes Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste. “The region is making progress in the fight against TB, but to...
Published On: 2015-03-24

Can old House be new venue for meetings?

KATHMANDU: Star hotels are the most favoured venues when it comes to government programmes and meetings, but some say finding an alternative could help the government save huge amount of money. The Singha Durbar Gallery Baithak of the old Parliament building could be an option. There is no official figure as to how much money Nepal spends in holding meetings, seminars and policy discourses in star hotels and resorts ‘for the lack of proper venues’. Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal during an interaction today said millions of rupees can be saved if the old Parliament building i...
Published On: 2015-03-24

Men march in city to call for end to VAW

KATHMANDU: Expressing their commitment to work for reducing and ending Violence Against Women, more than 200 men today staged a rally in the capital today. The rally was jointly organised by more than 15 social and academic organisations. The rally ‘Men’s March: Men against Violence against Women and Girls’ passed through various parts of the capital including New Baneshwor, Old Baneshwor, Gaushala and Sinamangal. Sanjog Thakuri of Yuwalaya, one of the organisers, said the all-male rally was first of its kind in Nepal with men coming together to support the cause of women...
Published On: 2015-03-24

SAC seeks end to 'political sharing'

KATHMANDU: Stating that political interference in transfer, promotion and posting in civil service is weakening professionalism of government administration, parliament members today suggested to the Ministry of General Administration to bring specific policies and amend related laws to curb the trend. Speaking at today’s meeting of State Affairs Committee of the Legislature Parliament, lawmakers today advised the Ministry of General Administration to end the culture of ‘political sharing’ in transfer, promotion, and posting in civil service. Minister for General Administ...
Published On: 2015-03-24