UN applause

KATHMANDU: The United Nations Security Council congratulated the people of Nepal for holding the “largely peaceful” constituent assembly election and urged parties to accept the poll results. “In a statement read out to the press by South African ambassador to the UN Dumisani Kumalo, the 15-member body urged all Nepali parties to respect the will of the people and the rule of law in the coming weeks as the results are being counted,’” said a UN statement. — HNS

Teachers’ protest

KATHMANDU: Nepal Teachers’ Union on Tuesday condemned the decision of Office of the Controller of Examination not to send answer sheets of SLC examination for correction to districts in Tarai citing lack of security. Issuing a release, NTU said OCE should not deprive the teachers of their rights to correct papers. NTU said after the constituent assembly polls the security situation had improved in Tarai. NTU asked OCE to immediately send answer sheets to Tarai districts. — HNS

New working panel

KATHMANDU: Tenth board meeting of Lions Club of Kathmandu, Minbhawan, unanimously selected Dr Om Sitaula as the president. A release issued by the club on Tuesday said Dr Sushila Malla has been selected as secretary and Mohan Neupaney as treasurer of the committee. The club, established in 1972, provides medical services to around 100 eye-patients every day, among other services, the statement added. — HNS