HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BHAKTAPUR: Police on Wednesday chased down Dinesh Tamang (23) of Nagarkot and held him with two lakh rupees, which he had looted from Women’s Cooperative Ltd. Officials said he had thrown dust at a woman at the counter and decamped with the cash at around 5.30 pm. ––
Gurkhas help out
KATHMANDU: British Gurkhas have started supplying drinking water to locals of Pokhara, hit by a recent flash flood in the Seti River.“According to the scheme, the communities of Pokhara will receive up to 350,000 litres of drinking water per day free of charge,” the British Embassy said in a statement. This small relief effort is designed to help those in need, not only ex-Gurkha servicemen and their families, it said.
Kathmandu: The Nepal Bar Association has announced protests against the proposed restructuring of the Judicial Council.
The proposed constitutional change, if passed, would discontinue the practice of having an NBA-nominee as member of the council, which appoints judges.
As part of the protests, lawyers will stage a pendown on Sunday and organise a sit-in against the proposal on Monday.
“The proposal is unacceptable,” said Ram Prasad Shrestha, chairman of the Progressive and Professional Lawyers’ Association. “We have already communicated our frustration to leaders of the major political parties.”
The lawyers have said making such changes to the Judicial Council was a regressive move on the part of political parties.
NBA general secretary Bijaya Prasad Mishra said the organisation will submit a memorandum to top leaders of the major political parties demanding that the proposal be withdrawn.