Capital Briefs

Rs 360 m for children

Kathmandu: The Norwegian government has decided to provide Rs 360 million in grant to the Save the Children, Nepal. The amount will be provided to the two-year project operated by the organisation, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Nepal. The grant will be expended in Nepali children’s education and security, among others. An MoU was signed in this regard on Friday.

Secretaries’ pledge

Kathmandu: The government secretaries have expressed their commitment to help write constitution on time. This was expressed at a meeting of the CA committee on Civic Relations here on Friday. They also requested the lawmakers to collect peoples’suggestions after managing time and number of interviewee. Secretaries of over 20 ministries were present on the occasion.

Book on conservation

Kathmandu: Botanist and wildlife conservation expert Dr. Ravi Sharma has written a book named “CITIES Implementation in Nepal and India”.

Minister for Law and Justice Prem Bahadur Singh released the book amid a function organised here today. The book, about the implementation level of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as the Washington Convention) in Nepal and India and the problems seen in this sector, is his second edition. Dr. Sharma has pointed out the situation of conservation of endangered species of wild plants and animals in Nepal and India, the latest situation of wildlife trade and flaws in implementation

of CITES in his book. After releasing the book, Minister Singh expressed hope that the book will help

discourage illegal trade of wild

animals and plants.

Women rights lobby

Kathmandu: Women members of the Constituent Assembly have emphasised the need to enforce the commitment made in regards to women’s rights at the national and international level. Speaking at a program organised by the Women’s Association for Peace, Power, Democracy and Constituent Assembly (WAPPDCA), they said the UN Security Resolutions and Nepal’s commitment in this regard should be put into practice. Coordinator of the Women CA Caucus, Mohammadi Siddique said the program was organised to apprise the Women CA members of the UNSC resolution 1325 and 1820. CA member Usha Kala Rai of UML, Women CA member Chyama Rai and other speakers emphasised the need of unity among women.