Respite for ex-Gurkha

KATHMANDU: Britain has finally decided to grant residential visa to a former Gurkha serviceman, who had been fighting the British government’s discrimination against former servicemen. “The British government decided to grant residential visa to Bhim Prasad Gurung, who had been fighting for rights to equality of the former Gurkha servicemen,” said Krishna Kumar Rai, acting chairman of Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen’s Organisation, on Wednesday. — HNS

Show-cause to VP

KATHMANDU: Vice-President Paramananda Jha on Wednesday received the court notice giving him seven days to explain why he had taken the oath of office and secrecy in Hindi. On Monday, the Supreme Court had issued a notice to Jha, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet demanding explanation over Jha’s act of taking the oath of office in Hindi. — HNS

Web portal launched

KATHMANDU: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development on Wednesday launched a web portal on ‘Access and Benefit Sharing from Genetic Resources and Associated

Traditional Knowledge’, a press release said.— HNS