NT office vandalised

KATHMANDU: Irate people waiting in line to pay telephone bills vandalised the Sundhara counter of the Nepal Telecommunications (NT) on Sunday as the office posted a notice on its board that the bill-payment section would be closed for a few hours. Ram Sharan Dahal, who was in the queue, said people were angry as they were made to wait in line for hours, but when their time came to pay the bills, the office said its bill-payment counter was closed. Surandra Bahadur Thike, spokesperson for the Nepal Telecommunications, said that they had to suspend the service as they faced systems failure in computer billing. — HNS

Bid to save Dolma

KATHMANDU: A bank account has been opened under the name of the Nepali Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in order to collect funds for saving the life of Dolma Sherpa, who has been handed down a death sentence by a lower court in Kuwait. Individuals wishing to help save Dolma Sherpa from death could contribute to this account at the Al Rajhi Bank, Riyadh, and the amount would be used to arrange for a lawyer to represent Sherpa and also pay compensation to the family of the Philipino victim. The Account number is 185608010083340 while RJHISARI is the Swift Code, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. — RSS

Book released

KATHMANDU: Musician Mohan Sundar Shrestha on Saturday released a collection of poems named Aafnai Chhanyasanga published by Nari Sahittya Pratisthan. Issuing a press statement on Sunday, Nari Sahittya Pratisthan said that this is the second collection of poems by young poet Rumu Neupana. The collection contains 37 poems. — HNS