Notary Public law ‘soon’


Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Tek Bahadur Chokhyal on Wednesday said the government will issue a Notary Public Ordinance authorising the lawyers to attest public documents. “We are preparing to issue the ordinance soon,” Chokhyal said. Chokhyal was speaking at a discussion programme organised by Nepal Bar Association. Attorney General Mahadev Yadav said after the ordinance lawyers will get new working area and they will be more responsible and accountable to their profession. NBA president Shambhu Thapa said it was an urgent need to provide the notary public rights to the lawyers in the context of the country’s entry to WTO last year. — HNS

Man hurt in gang attack


Three armed persons attacked Indra Prasad Khadgi (25) injuring him in his head on Wednesday at around 5:30 pm. Khadgi was rushed to Bir Hospital for treatment. Khadgi, who is a resident of Dillibazar, has suffered a deep gash in his head. Khadgi’s friend Niroj Gautam said three people chased Khadgi and one of them swung at Khadgi with a khukuri. Wounded, Khadgi fell down. A child, who was eyewitness to the incident, said the attackers fled the scene on a motorbike. — HNS

Herbal treatment training


The rural area development committee organised a herbal treatment training for local amchi physicians on Tuesday. Chairman of the Ayurvadic Treatment Council Dr Ram Brichha Shahu handing over certificates to the participants said the amchi treatment method is suitable, cheaper and easy to access in the Nepali context. Member secretary of the committee Hemanta Kharel said the committee has been organising such training for 13 years. — RSS

RPP call to free officials


RPP has appealed to the Maoists to immediately release the abducted acting CDO Birendra Nath Sharma and LDO Sudarshan Dhakal of Arghakhachi district without any condition. The party has requested different human rights organisations and the government to make efforts for the release of the civil servants. — RSS

NPC meet on education


Review meeting of progress in the field of education so far of the tenth five-year plan of the National Planning Commission concluded here on Tuesday. Opening the meet vice-chairman of the commission Dr Shankar Sharma called for help from all sectors in order to accessing education to all the children of the country. Emphasising the need of practical and quality education in the country, he said there was a lot to be done for the development of higher and vocational education. — RSS

Bid to check sand theft


In a move that should definitely leave a positive impact on environment, Bhaktapur DDC has announced its decision to reward anyone who informs about those trying to illegally take away sand from Manohara river. According to the DDC, the bounty will be 50 per cent of the fine it will impose on such poachers. Fifty per cent of the fine to be charged at the rate of Rs 5,000 per vehicle would be given to anyone who provides a tip off, LDO Gopalji Shrestha said. — RSS