IN BRIEF

Chinese FM to visit

BEIJING: Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will visit Nepal and Myanmar from Tuesday to Saturday. The foreign ministry spokesperson, however, didn’t give the exact dates of Yang’s visits to each country. — HNS

Literary awards

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu based Nepali Kalasahitya Dot Com Foundation said it had decided to confer Rastriya Kalashree Award to litterateurs Jagadish Ghimire and Indra Bahadur Rai this year. A meeting of the executive committee of the Foundation chaired by chairperson Momila had made the decision, states a press release issued by the chairperson on Thursday. The award carries a purse of Rs 50,000 and a citation. — HNS