Jyapu’s new body
KATHMANDU: The sixth convention and 16th general assembly of the Lalitpur district chapter of Jyapu Samaj formed a new executive committee under the chairmanship of Ram Kaji Awale. According to a press statement issued here on Thursday, Mangal Maharjan has been elected the first vice president and Tirtha Lal Maharjan has been elected to the post of second vice president. Likewise, Prem Maharjan has made it to the post of the secretary, Rajendra Maharjan the first joint secretary, Santaman Maharjan the second joint secretary. According to the statement, Uku Lal Maharjan has been elected as the Jyapu body’s treasurer while Sabina Maharjan has been elected the joint-treasurer. — HNS
Lions Club’s gesture
KATHMANDU: Lions Club of Lagankhel Himalayas Patan distributed fruits to the patients in Bir Hospital here in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Leo Parash Kumar Pokharel, the club president, said it was part of the social welfare programmes which they had been organising time to time. Over 100 patients were given away the fruits, according to the director of the club Dr Saroj Pokahrel. — HNS
Surge in burglary
Kathmandu: Instances of burglary have gone up in the Kathmandu Valley along with the beginning of the greatest festival of Dashain. According to police, such cases are, however, reported occurred during rush hours than in the night time. Superintendent of Police Kedar Man Singh Bhandari, said, “The skyrocketing price of essential commodities has also fuelled such instances as many essentials have gone beyond the purchasing capacity of commoners.” “But, the prevalent unemployment and ever-increasing trend of internal migration of people from other parts of the country in the valley are the main causes behind such trend,” he added. According to Bhandari, police personnel have been mobilised round the clock to keep vigil on vulnerable places such as jewellry shops, banks, supermarkets, inter alia. The burglary has increased by 56% as compared to the previous month. The burglars are often found targeting single houses in secluded areas and those of foreigners. — HNS