Nepal | December 17, 2018


Award set up

KATHMANDU: Reporters’ Club Nepal has decided to set up Uma Singh Couragious Journalism Award in memory of the slain journalist Uma Singh, who was hacked to death by an unidentified gang on Sunday night. The prize would carry a purse of Rs 25,000 and appreciation letter, said a press release issued by the club here on Wednesday. — RSS

Murder denounced

KATHMANDU: Nepal Press Institute (NPI) has condemned the gruesome murder of journalist Uma Singh. In a press release issued by NPI chairperson Gokul Prasad Pokharel on Wednesday, the NPI said the institute was concerned about the increasing rampage of criminal elements against the media and mediapersons. NPI has asked the government to ensure adequate safety of journalists in their work places. —RSS

Traffic obstructed

KATHMANDU: Locals and relatives of Barsha Nakarmi (16), who died in a road accident at Balkhu on Tuesday, obstructed vehicular movement on Balkhu-Kalimati section of road on Wednesday. They took to the street and obstructed the road by burning tyres, and demanded an investigation into the accident. Nakarmi, a resident of Soaltee Mode, died on the spot when a bus hit her scooter. The pillion rider injured in the accident is undergoing treatment in Star Care Hospital, Balkhu, the police said. — HNS

Appeal for help

KATHMANDU: A young girl suffering from heart disorder has appealed for financial assistance, saying that the treatment for the ailment is beyond the means of her poor family. Baishali Khadka, 12, of Jutpani-1 in Chitwan is currently receiving treatment at Gangalal Heart Centre. Those willing to support her can deposit financial assistance in account number 20002588 in Capital Merchant Bank, Battisputali, or can contact Baishali’s father at 9803672616. — HNS

World Yoga Day

Kathmandu: A programme was organised here on Wednesday by the Yoga Sambat Main Organising Committee to mark the 20th World Yoga Day. The programme organised with Lord Shiva, who is considered propounder of the yoga knowledge and science, as the symbolic chief guest, was started by garlanding the portrait of Lord Pashupatinath. Convenor of the programme Bhanu Bhakta Dahal read out the messages sent by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav and CA chairman Subas Chandra Nembang. On the occasion, Aghori Baba highlighted the importance of yoga in people’s health and social and spiritual development. — RSS

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