Capital Briefs

Status of disappeared

KATHMANDU: The Society of Families of Disappeared Fighters has demanded that the government immediately make public the status of people disappeared by the State and take action against the culprits. In a press conference here on Saturday, the Society said that the Supreme Court’s order on the State to constitute an independent, non-partisan and capable commission meeting international standards to find out the truth about citizens disappeared by the State has not yet been implemented. President of the Society, Ekraj Rajbhandari, said the Society will organise programmes to exert pressure on the State if the status of the disappeared was not made public soon. As per data provided by the Society, the number of people said to have

been disappeared by the State

stands at 1,098. —

Blood donation

Kathmandu: Some 46 individuals donated blood at a programme organised here on Saturday by youth-led NGO-Nepal Self-help Development Organisation (NSDO)-in Gaindakot VDC of Nawalparasi district. The programme, organised in memory of founder secretary of the organisation the late Ram Chandra Sapkota, was carried out with the technical

assistance of Bharatpur Red Cross

Society. Khum Nath Poudel, a local, who has donated blood for 58 times earlier, inaugurated the programme by donating blood, according to NSDO Chairperson Madhu

Sudan Pandey.