Youths attacked

KATHMANDU: An unidentified group attacked Roshan Pandit (17) from Kavre at Siddhipokhari of Bhaktapur on Friday, the police said. His condition is reportedly critical. Likewise, another group attacked Keshav Kuju of Bhaktapur with sharp-edged weapon on Friday. He is being treated in B&B hospital. — HNS

Free dental camp

LALITPUR: At least 200 students from Shri Bal Binod Madhyamik High School underwent a dental health check up at Natol during a camp organised by the graduates of the seventh batch of Civic Leadership School. The camp was organised organised to raise awareness against tobacco consumption. Similar camps will be held in government schools in Kathmandu, the organisers said. Teeth extraction service and medicines will be provided free of cost, they said. — HNS

Madhesi students’ call

KATHMANDU: The Madhesi Student Front has demanded the government to appoint Madhesi people in the quota allocated for them in government services. In a press statement, the front claimed that the Pubic Service Commission, Central Regional Directorate, had selected two people from the Pahadi community in the quota allocated for the Madhesi people for the posts of non-gazetted officers. The front has asked the commission to annul the results and select Madhesis in the seats. — HNS

Teachers warn protest

KATHMANDU: Relief Grant Teachers’ Organisation, a body of school teachers appointed under relief grant for schools, handed over a memoranda to district education offices across the nation, warning the government of strong protests for ignoring their demands. The organisation said the government increased the salary of other employees by Rs 2,000 but the teachers under the scheme were deprived of the raise. The organisation said it would stage sit-in in front of DEOs on February 24 and padlock the DEOs from February 25 if their demands were not addressed by then. — HNS