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NP's new welfare programmes for employees

KATHMANDU: Inspector General of Police Upendra Kant Aryal today said new welfare programmes introduced by Police Welfare Fund will be effective from current fiscal year. “Nepal Police will start construction of a residential building to accommodate 240 families of constables, head constables and parichars (assistants) at Samakhushi from next month. We have allocated Rs 250 million for welfare programmes of police employees,” said IGP Aryal at a programme organised to mark 59th Police Day at the NP Headquarters in Naxal. “A provision of interest-free loan up to Rs 150,000 wi...
Published On: 2014-10-17

Deusi-Bhailo till 7pm only this Tihar

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Home Affairs has appealed to conclude all the Deusi-Bhailo programmes by 7:00pm. Deusi-Bhailo is a traditional programme organised during the Tihar festival. People in groups visit homes and sing and dance, seeking dakshina as part of this tradition. Last year, people were allowed to organised Deusi-Bhailo programmes till 9:00pm. The ministry has kept the timing this year only till 7:00pm to ‘prevent any criminal activities’. A press release issued by Home Ministry Spokesperson Yadav Koirala, said, “The ministry requests everyone to conclude th...
Published On: 2014-10-17

Malaysia interested in TIA's modernisation

KATHMANDU: A special envoy of Malaysian Prime Minister to South Asia region, S Samy Vellu today called on Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar and expressed Malaysian government’s interest to invest in Nepal’s infrastructure sector such as airports and hydro power projects. Prime Minister Koirala, on his part, requested the Malaysian PM’s envoy to invest in Nepal’s energy, aviation, tourism and agriculture sectors, according to PM’s press coordinator Prakash Adhikari. He assured the government’s commitment to...
Published On: 2014-10-17

Graft case filed against former ASI

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority today filed a corruption case at the Special Court against former assistant sub-inspector Subhadra Kumari Basnet of Dhankuta District Police Office for producing fake academic certificate to get job. The anti-graft constitutional body has accused her of possessing academic certificate issued by Bihar Examination Committee, Patna, in 1995. Stating that the certificate she had produced was fake, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has sought up to six-month jail term. Meanwhile, a corruption case wa...
Published On: 2014-10-17

IN BRIEF

Fraud sent to jail KATHMANDU: A man, who was charged under various fraud cases but was released on bail several times earlier, was finally sent to jail on Friday. He has been charged with various accounts of forgery cases in the last 10 years. Shyam Raj Pandey, 30, of Nuwakot, currently residing at Manmaiju, Kathmandu, was sent to prison as per and order of Kathmandu District Court. He had forged government's stamp nine years ago. The KDC had slapped him with one year in jail and a fine of Rs 50, in January 2006. A team deployed from the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police had nabbed...
Published On: 2014-10-17

Indian Embassy gifts books to Press Council

KATHMANDU: The Indian Embassy has gifted 96 books to Press Council Nepal amid a programme on Friday. The books are about media and journalism. First Secretary at the Embassy, Abhay Kumar, said the Embassy would devote to facilitate Indian Press Council and Nepal Press Council to build harmonious relations for development of media in both countries. Similarly, Council Chairman Borna Bahadur Karki said the relations between the media of Nepal and India should be intimate like the relations in culture, religion and economy. ...
Published On: 2014-10-17

Candle walk to mark new Nepal Samvat

KATHMANDU: The Rotaract Club of Lalitpur is organising a candle walk next week to mark the new year of Nepal Samvat. The Club is hosting the event on coming Thursday, October 23 in the historical Patan Durbar Square. According to the organisers, the rally will go through the ancient and artistic city of Patan spreading the message of peace and brotherhood. The event will also reflect rich and precious culture which is inevitable part of Nepali history, said the organisers today. "The main aim of hosting Candle Walk 1135 is to make aware and enrich the capacities of youth to promote ...
Published On: 2014-10-17

Woman trafficker held from Balaju

KATHMANDU: A 25-year-old man was arrested on the charge of human trafficking. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police said Raju Tamang aka Surya of Shikharbeshi-3, Nuwakot, currently residing in Narayansthan of Kathmandu, was nabbed after investigations revealed that he sold a 23-year-old woman to India for flesh trade. According to police, he had lured the woman from Rautahat district proposing her for marriage. He had sold the woman at the cost of Indian Rupees 500,000 to a brothel in New Delhi in June this year. After a Nepal-origin rickshaw puller informed local Maiti In...
Published On: 2014-10-17

Fraud sent to prison

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu District Court on Friday sent a man charged under various fraud cases to prison. According to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police, Shyam Raj Pandey (30) of Madanpur-2, Nuwakot, currently residing in Manamainju-5 of Kathmandu, was sent to the prison for a decade-old forgery case. He had forged the government's stamp nine years ago. The Kathmandu District Court had sentenced an year of imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50 against him, in January 2006. After that, he was arrested in connection to various cases including cheating people with assurances...
Published On: 2014-10-17

PAC to acquire information from former tourism minister and organizati ...

KATHMANDU: The Public Accounts Committee of the parliament which is taking necessary information and investigating phase wise on concerned officials on the irregularities in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is to seek further information from the then tourism minister and private sector organizations. The meeting of the committee held today has decided to call the then Minister Ram Kumar Shrestha, Trekking Agency of Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineer Association (NMA) Hotel Association Nepal officials saying there were sheer financial irregularities in the board. The committee took th...
Published On: 2014-10-17