Student feted

KATHMANDU: The Indo-World Education Consultancy on Sunday felicitated Paravaj J Aachaju, a 10th grader in the Delhi Public School, for securing second position in the recently-held Hariyana state-level kick-boxing competition. Felicitating Aachaju, Shankar Pandey, secretary at the Ministry of Education and Sports, expressed happiness over the success of a Nepali student. — HNS

Price hike flayed

Kathmandu: National Democratic Women’s Organisation-Nepal (NDWON) organised a protest on Sunday against the recent hikes in petroleum prices and sought relief package for the commoners. Protesters clashed briefly with the police, but there were no injuries. Kunti Shahi, president of the NDWON and a Constituent Assembly member, demanded adjustment in the prices of petroleum products. — hns

Defiant schools

Kathmandu: Although the government decided to provide 45 per cent discount to students on public transportation fares, most schools are not obeying the decision. “It is impossible to deduct the transportation fare as the school has been collecting minimum fare,” claimed Umesh Shrestha, principal of the Little Angels School. “We know about the decision, but we cannot run our service at the deducted rate.” — HNS

Students’ demand

KATHMANDU: Eight student unions on Sunday handed over a memorandum to Minister for Health and Population Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, demanding 50 per cent discount for

students on health service. The government pledge to give students of public schools 50 per cent discount on health service has not materialised, the unions stated in the

memorandum. — HNS