Panel to check extortion

KATHMANDU: The government has constituted a task force to carry out a study on the ‘donation terror’ and other related forcibly carried out acts and criminal activities prevalent in the society. The task force representing various bodies will present its report along with recommendations within three months, according to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. The government has also made a provision for institutions and individuals willing to give suggestions and advice in connection to the legal and policy reforms that needs to be carried out to stop donation terror or other related forcibly carried out criminal activities. Interested persons are requested to send their suggestions to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in writing. — RSS

Meet on AIDS begins

KATHMANDU: A South Asian HIV/AIDS treatment preparedness and advocacy conference started here on Wednesday under the coordination of the Blue Diamond Society on behalf of South Asia Treatment Preparedness Steering Committee. The four-day conference aims at building positive leadership that draws participants from infected and affected communities, activists, men and women. Starting in 2002, donor organisations have been running leadership training programmes to involve the community in the treatment of AIDS victims. The conference is to discuss problems and needs that arise in the course of treatment and work out strategy, according to Ravi Kafle of Navakiran Plus. — RSS