Capital Briefs

Little man Italy bound

KATHMANDU: Khagendra Thapa Magar on Sunday left for Italy on Sunday. Khagendra is accompanied by his father Rup Bahadur and chairman of Khagendra Foundation Min Bahadur Ranamangar. They left for Italy at the invitation of a team of radio workers who have extended support to help the little man Khagendra to keep record in the Guinness Book. Eighteen-year-old Khagendra, who got citizenship certificate from Baglung district last year, weighs 4.5 kg and is 20 inches tall. Before departing, Khagendra told mediapersons at the Tribhuvan International Airport that he was committed to break the record of world's shortest person and write his name in the Book. Folk singer Prem Raja Mahat bade farewell to the team at the Airport. They are on a week-long trip to Italy.

Acharya bats for unity

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Constitutional Committee Nilambar Acharya has said the constitution cannot be promulgated on time unless the political parties and the masses are united. Paying tribute to chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (United-Marxist) Hemant Bahadur BC at a programme on Sunday, he said the country incurred a great loss in losing a person like late BC. Meanwhile, CPN-UML central member Keshav Badal said if the constitution is drafted on time, only then the dreams of BC would come true. He also said if the constitution is not drafted by May 28, the country would suffer a great damage.


KATHMANDU: Vice-president of the Nepali Congress Ramchandra Paudel and party's central committee member Dr Ram Sharan Mahat went to the party central office on Sunday and met Ramesh Maharjan, leader of Nepal Tarun Dal Kathmandu who was staging a fast-unto-death. Paudel said the party is serious on the issue and the topic has already entered the meeting of the party's working committee. He said initiatives would be taken to address Maharjan's demands through the meeting . Maharjan broke his fast by taking a glass of juice offered to him by Paudel. He was asked to break his fast considering his health. Maharjan had started a fast-unto-death at the party central office five days back expressing dissatisfaction over a decision regarding the Nepal Tarun Dal.

Acting AG in Thailand

KATHMANDU: Acting Auditor General Ramesh Raj Satyal on Sunday left for Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Satyal would participate in the meeting on ''Strengthening cooperation on investigating and prosecuting and financial corruption and financial crimes in Asia'', to be organised from February 21-25.