Liquor ban in City

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu District Administration Office has imposed a ban on the consumption and sale of liquor in public places from April 7 to 13, Kathmandu CDO Jaya Mukunda Khanal said on Thursday. “We have banned the consumption and sale of liquor in public places on security grounds,” Khanal said. — HNS

Eco expedition

KATHMANDU: A team of mountaineers are setting out on an Eco Everest Expedition 2008 from April 6 with a view to drawing attention on impact of global warming in the Himalayas. The expedition, led by Dawa Steven Sherpa, will ascend the Mt Everest by using eco-friendly climbing standard and carry on research activities. The expedition is supported by ICIMOD. — HNS

‘Vote for women’

KATHMANDU: Women activists and politicians on Thursday urged all the voters to help women candidates win in the upcoming constituent assembly election. “Women have been deceived by the political parties many times,” claimed Sharmila Karki, chairperson of Jagaran Nepal. — HNS