Three hurt in mishaps

KATHMANDU: Three people were injured in different accidents that involved motorcycles in the Valley on Saturday. Five-year old Anjali Thapa, daughter of Ram Bahadur Thapa, a resident of Sijatapur-4, Bhaktapur was injured when she was hit a motorcycle (Ba 10 Pa) at Bhaktapur. She is undergoing treatment at Kanti Bal Hospital, Maharajgunj. Dhan Bahadur Magar, 52, was hurt when he was also hit by a motorcycle (Ba 9 Pa 4982) at Chuchchepati. He is admitted to Om Hospital, Chabahil. Binod Ghimire, 20, from KMC-16, Balaju, Lamjung, was wounded when yet another a motorcyle (Ba 16 Pa 5062) hit him at Dhungehara. — HNS

Mobile camp in Sudal

Bhaktapur: A mobile camp organised on Saturday by all the government offices in Sudal VDC of Bhaktapur district benefited hundreds of local people. Chairman of the District Development Committee Surrendra Pratap Shah inaugurated the camp by distributing citizenship certificates. Some 182 persons — most of them women — received their citizenship certificates. Some 715 people received medical treatment from doctors from Bhaktapur Hospital, District Public Health Office and Royal Nepal Army. Thirty-five students were awarded with scholarships and schools were also given monetary support for drinking water, fencing and reconstruction. — HNS

Nepalbhasa novels

Lalitpur: The Central Department of Nepalbhasa organised an interaction today between the novelists and critics of Nepalbhasa literature on the occasion of 50 years of modern novel writing in Nepalbhasha. Dhuswaa Sayami, Mathura Sayami, Jagadish Chitrakar, Shashikala Manandhar and Kedar Situ among others represented the writers. Krishna Chandra Singh Pradhan, Manik Lal Shrestha, Prem Shanti Tuladhar and others spoke on behalf of the critics. "All participants admitted that Nepalbhasa novels are growing with time and cover a wide spectrum of the social, historical, political, detective and other contexts," said the coordinator of the programme, Dr Chunda Bajracharya. In 50 years, 32 novelists have written 86 novels in Nepalbhasa. — HNS