IN BRIEF

Court to issue verdict soon

Kathmandu: The Special Court is preparing to issue verdict on the corruption case filed by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) against the former chief of the Royal Nepal Airlines (RNAC), Ramagya Prasad Chaturvedi.

Registrar of the Special Court, Lohit Chandra Shah, on Monday told the reporters that the judges are busy in studying the case-file to issue the verdict. Earlier, the bench had scheduled today as the date to deliver verdict. “The bench will issue the verdict as soon as the judges study the case,” he added. A three-member-judge bench comprising Govinda Prasad Parajuli, Rana Bahadur Bam and Bhoopdhoj Adhikary is examining the case. The lawyers from the both sides have already submitted their written argument on the case. —HNS

Tremor felt

KATHMANDU: A tremour measuring 5 on the Ritcher Scale with its epicenter around Surama Lake of Bajhang district was recorded at 2:28 pm on Sunday, according to the Department of Mines and Geology, National Seismic Centre, Lainchaur. — RSS

Radio Nepal, JICA ink pact

KATHMANDU: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed here on Monday between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Radio Nepal in connection with expanding the capacity of, consolidation and modernisation of the studio of Radio Nepal’s medium wave and short wave transmission. Executive director of Radio Nepal, Shailendra Raj Sharma, and resident representative of JICA and team leader, Shinji Yoshiura, signed the MoU. — RSS

Jaycees elect new officialsBHAKTAPUR: Bhaktapur Jaycees elected Shiva Prasad Manandhar its chairman at its 27th district convention on Monday. Lawman Gwacha has been elected vice chairman, Jitendra Tamrakar general secretary, Swarup Singh Khadka treasurer, and Rajesh Shrestha public relations officer. — RSS

BSc classes begin

BHAKTAPUR: The Khowpa College run by Bhaktapur Municipality has started Bachelor classes on Environment Science from the current educational session. Some 28 students from 10 different districts are undergoing study at the two-year course, deputy principal of the college Rupak Joshi said. The college is also starting MBS classes from the next session, he informed. There are 545 students in total studying in the college at present. — RSS

Health camp organised

LALITPUR: On the occasion of the 283rd National Unity Day, Community Health Implementation Committee organised a health camp to provide check up for cervical cancer. CDO Thaneshor Adhikari, inaugurating the programme, said that the nation cannot be developed without development in the health sector. On the occasion, a total of 150 women underwent check up and 85 persons donated their blood. — RSS