FWLD gets US award

KATHMANDU: The Forum for Women Law and Development (FWLD) has been awarded the Margaret Sanger Award 2004, an American award for courage, integrity and leadership in support of reproductive health and rights. Sapana Pradhan Malla, the president of FWLD, received the award from the Parenthood Federation of America recently. — HNS

Development pact signed

KATHMANDU: A general agreement has been signed between the Social Welfare Council (SWC) and the Micronutrient Initiative (mi), a Canada-based international agency, in connection with running different development activities in Nepal for three years. As per the agreement, MI will provide a financial assistance of minimum $50,000 for implementation of the programmes through different institutions and organisations. SWC member-secretary Dr Prabha Basnet and national programme manager of MI, MR Maharjan, signed the agreement letter on behalf their respective organisations. — RSS

Construction prohibited

BHAKTAPUR: According to a new norm, Bhaktaur municipality has banned construction of any kind 11 metres to the right and left of the road from Ward-17 Sallaghari to Ward-10 byasi. A meeting of the municipality board took this decision. The municipality has called the land be vacated and the houses and sheds within the range be removed. — RSS