NHRC hotline

KATHMANDU: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday started a hotline telephone service with an objective to making the commission’s work of promoting and conserving human rights more effective. According

to a press statement by the NHRC, victims and stakeholders can complain through the hotline 2-11-11-11 round the clock. — HNS

SP’s women wing

KATHMANDU: The Women Forum affiliated with the Sadbhawana Party formed the district committees in the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday. Dr Rashmi Lal, Anita Mahaseth and Mamata Mahaseth were elected as the presidents of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur district committees respectively, according to a WF statement issued here. — HNS

Garbage collection on

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Metropolitan City will take three to four days to remove all the garbage piled in the capital due to the 18-day

obstruction against garbage collection and disposal caused by the

disagreement between two groups near the Sisdole landfill site. Rabin Man Shrestha, chief of environment management department under KMC said they had already collected 4,000 tonnes of waste and needed a few more days to remove all the garbage from the city streets. — HNS

Blood donation drive

KATHMANDU: On learning that there is scarcity of blood in the blood-bank of Nepal Red Cross Society, British Gurkha Group will organise a blood donation programme on Thursday on the premises of Surya Darshan Finance Ltd, New Baneshwor. More than 500 employees of at least 18 affiliated organisations are expected to take part in the

programme. — HNS