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Employee runs away with Rs 1.2 mln

KATHMANDU: An Indian man employed at the Balkhu-based Pabita Trading of one Amit Agrawal has run away with Rs 1.2 million, police said. Suspect Prashant Sharma (30), hailing from Rajasthan of India, ran away with the money at around 1:30 pm today. According to police, Sharma had been given the money to deposit at the New Road-branch of Laxmi Bank. Police have launched a manhunt to nab the suspect. Investigation is underway, police said....
Published On: 2014-07-08

Burglar held by locals‚ handed over to police

KATHMANDU: A person involved in a theft in Dokhtol-2 of Lalitpur on Monday, has been arrested. Aashish Lama (28) of Makwanpur, one of the persons involved in the theft conducted at the house of Ravi Krishna Suwal, was held by locals and handed over to police. Cash and valuables worth Rs 732,000 were stolen from the house. Lama was held with a laptop and Rs 16,000 in cash. Investigation is underway, police said....
Published On: 2014-07-08

NCDs serious public health problem: Survey

KATHMANDU: Noncommunicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases, are a major public health problem with a large number of people having at least one risk factor, according to a report of a survey conducted by the Nepal Health Research Council with the support of the Ministry of Health and Population and the World Health Organisation. According to ‘NCD Risk Factors: STEPS Survey Nepal 2013’, in Nepal, 42 per cent of deaths are caused by NCDs and nearly 35 per cent deaths are caused by four particular NCDs: cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...
Published On: 2014-07-07

Four cases of robberies reported in a day in Valley

KATHMANDU: Four burglary cases were reported in the Kathmandu Valley yesterday. According to police, property worth Rs 2.55 lakh was stolen from the unattended house of Subash Singh Basnet at Milijuli Marga in Kathmandu. Thieves had barged into the house by breaking the front door lock and made off with a laptop, an iPad and Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, police said. In another burglary, Rs five lakh was stolen from MoneyGram International Money Transfer in Ghantaghar. The money transfer office owned by Tenjing Sherpa and Kami Chhiring Sherpa was found to be burgled when the place was opened for busi...
Published On: 2014-07-07

KIST Medical College students threaten to launch hunger strike

LALITPUR: Students of KIST Medical College today threatened to stage relay hunger strike if their demands were not fulfilled at the earliest. The students have been staging a sit-in in front of the college administration for the past one week, bringing all administrative and academic activities to a halt. The students said the college administration has turned a deaf ear to their nine-point demand. Around 600 medical students are taking part in the protest. The students have accused the TU-affiliated college of charging exorbitant fees from students against the fee ceiling fixed by the Min...
Published On: 2014-07-07

Senior citizens warn of stern protests‚ self-immolations

KATHMANDU: Senior citizens, who have been staging sit-in protests for the last 17 months, have warned of self-immolations if the government fails to include their eight-point demand in this year’s budget. “We have been deprived of our rights even after the Supreme Court’s order. Government officials and political leaders had expressed commitment to fulfil our demands, but their commitment is yet to be translated into action,” said Maha Prasad Parajuli, chairperson of the struggle committee formed by the senior citizens. The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Tra...
Published On: 2014-07-07

TSC set to announce vacancies for more permanent teachers

BHAKTAPUR: Teachers Service Commission has said it will announce new vacancies for permanent teachers in a couple of months. Organising a press meet here today, Uday Raj Soti, chairman of TSC, said the commission was doing preparations to announce fresh vacancies permanent teachers at the earliest. After a hiatus of more than a decade and a half, TSC last had announced vacancies for teachers for 13,059 positions — 2,286 in secondary level, 2,793 in lower secondary level and 7,980 in primary level. The exams were held in May, 2013 at 1,847 centers across the country. Out of 481,775 app...
Published On: 2014-07-07

IN BRIEF

Indian aid for temple KATHMANDU: A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Monday between District Development Committee, Kathmandu, Shree Budhanilkantha Narayan Area Management Committee and the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu for providing Indian financial support of Rs 21.76 million for the construction of Mathadhis Building for Shree Budhanilkantha Temple in the capital. The Mathadhis building to be constructed with the Indian assistance will significantly upgrade the infrastructure and facilities at the temple, stated the Embassy of India in Kathmandu in a press release. Held for cybercr...
Published On: 2014-07-07

Duo nabbed with controlled drugs

KATHMANDU: A police team deployed from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Koteshwor nabbed two youth with possession of various contraband drugs from Jadibuti of Kathmandu. The team on last Wednesday nabbed Bijay Kumar Sah (24) and Bikas Dev (25) of Rajbiraj-5, Saptari from Jadibuti Chowk, KMC-35. Police recovered 27 ampules of buprenorfin, 23 ampules of diazepam and 37 ampules of phenergan from them. The NCB said investigation is underway. The arrestees will be booked under the Narcotic Drugs Control Act, 1976, according to police. ...
Published On: 2014-07-07

Woman robbed of yarsagumba in Manamaiju

KATHMANDU: An unidentified gang robbed a 35-year-old woman of 1.2 kg yarsagumba in her possession from Manamaiju on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Police said the gang of three to four persons approached Bagmati Chhantyal under the pretext of buying the medicinal plant and robbed her at around 5 am today. Chhantyal hailed from Gunja of Myagdi district, and was currently residing in Manamaiju. Police are searching the suspects and looking into the case. ...
Published On: 2014-07-07