CoAS puts insignia

KATHMANDU: Chief of Army Staff Gaurav SJB Rana on Friday conferred insignia of Major General on Ramesh Kumar Pun, who was promoted from the post of brigadier general by the Cabinet on May 21, the Directorate of Public Relations of the Nepali Army said. Pun had recently returned home after serving as Deputy Force Commander in United Nations Mission in South Sudan. He has been posted as Inspector General at the Office of Inspector General of the Nepali Army.

Rs 1.1 million robbed

LALITPUR: A man was reportedly robbed of Rs 1.1 million in Harisiddhi on Thursday. Two unidentified persons snatched away a bag containing the cash from Narasingh Sherchan, a resident of Bhotebahal, Kathmandu, as he was sitting in front of Harisiddhi Petrol Pump. According to a complaint lodged with police, Sherchan was in Harisiddhi after drawing the cash from two banks as ‘some persons had called’ him to pay advance for the land that he had decided to buy. The suspects are at large.

Woman found dead

KATHMANDU: A woman was found dead in her rented room at Chhagdole, Nagarjun on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Yasoda Tamang, 35, of Kavre. Police reached the incident site after her husband Min Bahadur Tamang found her dead on the bed. He said she was heavily drunk last night. The body has been sent to TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, for post-mortem. Police said they have launched an investigation.

Teams off to districts

Kathmandu:  The Department of Mines and Geology has deputed geologists’ teams to 16 districts that were worst affected by the recent earthquakes and are vulnerable to landslides.  The teams have been assigned to carry out the geological survey in the districts with landslip, sink holes and crevices caused by the earthquakes. They will work under the Settlements Relocation Committee formed under the coordination of lawmakers. Lamjung, Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga, Kavrepalanchowk, Solukhumbu, Tanahun, Khotang and Lalitpur have been selected for the geological survey, according to Sarbajeet Prasad Mahato, Director General, Department of Mines and Geology. — RSS