HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: On the eve of the 2,556th Buddha Jayanti, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has greeted all Buddhists living at home and abroad. Buddha was born, enlightened, and died on the full moon day in the month of Baishakh. “Messages of the Lord Buddha, who was born in Lumbini of Nepal 2,556 years ago and spread the message of peace, non-violence and love, are as relevant today as they were then,” he said in his greetings. President Yadav expressed hope that the Buddha Jayanti will boost harmony and brotherhood among peoples. He also wished the Kirati people happiness, peace and prosperity on the occasion of Ubhauli, a Kirati cultural festival in which the land and ancestors are worshipped.
PM meets Koirala
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai met Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala at the latter’s residence in Maharajgunj on Saturday. The two discussed latest political developments. The PM requested Koirala to send the names for government at the earliest as there was limited time to promulgate the new constitution. Koirala responded positively, according to PM’s personal secretary Bishwadeep Pandey.
KATHMANDU: Suman Gurung (12) drowned in a pond while swimming with his playmates in Dhamalatar, Gongabu, on Friday, police said, adding that a probe is on.
KATHMANDU: Police on Saturday arrested Maya Rasaili (30) of Kavre on the charge of thrashing a woman in Dhalku. According to police, she had assaulted Ganga Basnet (33) of Jhapa over mutual distrust. Basnet has suffered injuries in the head.
ICRC trauma course
Kathmandu: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Dhulikhel Hospital of the Kathmandu University are organising an emergency-room trauma course on May 6-8.