HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal has been selected in the group of experts among least developed countries (LDCs) to advise on climate change issues with special focus on implementation of National Adaptation Programme of Action in forty-nine LDCs. Nepal and Bhutan were selected from Asia, while the other members comprise five from Africa, two from Small Island Developing States and three from developed nations. Joint secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Batu Krishna Uprety will represent Nepal in the group. “Least Developed Nations (LDC) expert group is mandated to assist LDCs implement the national adaptation programme prepared to tackle climate change,” said Uprety. Nepal will be serving in the group from 2011 to 2015. — HNS
SLC exam schedule published
BHAKTAPUR: Office of the Controller of Examinations on Sunday published the schedule of School Leaving Certificate examinations for this year. According to Deputy Controller Dilli Luintel, the examinations begin from March 24, 2011. About 500,000 students are expected to appear in the exams.
18 bodies flown to Bhutan
KATHMANDU: A special flight of Druk Air on Sunday carried the bodies 18 Bhutanese who died in the Tara Air plane crash in Okhaldhunga to Bhutan after post mortem at TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj. Home Secretary Dr Govinda Kusum and Tara Air’s officials were present at Tribhuvan International Airport to see off the special flight at 1 pm, said DSP Deepak Thapa of Maharajgunj police.
Congress offers condolence
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress on Sunday expressed deep sorrow on the demise of Indian leader
Surendra Mohan, 84, who passed away on December 17. Lauding the role of late Mohan in the democratic
movements of India and Nepal, the Congress, in a press statement, extended condolence to the bereaved family members.