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NSU condemns attack

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Students’ Union on Saturday condemned the Maoist attack on former central members of the NSU, Kishor Kumar Joshi and Narendra Bahadur Bam, during an election assembly in Haat VDC of Dadeldhura district. Issuing a statement, NSU said the Maoists activities intended to disrupt election campaign have violated the 23-point agreement. “We urge the Maoists not to continue with such activities and act democratically,” the statement adds. — HNS

Chitwan DPO flayed

KATHMANDU: Sanchar Abhiyan Nepal, a Chitwan-based network of journalists, on Saturday condemned the Chitwan District Police Office for hiding the information about the arrest of alleged kidney racket kingpin Dr Amit Kumar Raut. Issuing a release, SAN coordinator Mohan Basyal said, “The DPO refused to disclose information about the arrest of Amit Kumar, citing the direction from the Home Ministry, but the State Minister Ram Kumar Chaudhary was seen

talking to Indian TV channels.” The network also urged the government not to repeat such incident. — HNS

Election in orphanage

KATHMANDU: A special general meeting of the Helpless and Disabled Children Support Centre, Nepal has elected a nine-member working committee headed by social worker Rajendra Bajgain. Krishna Prasad Acharya is vice-president, Ramesh Chandra Ghimire secretary, Shalikram Pandey joint-secretary and Rajan Kharel is the treasurer of the working committee, whereas Marda Bahadur Rai, Indu Risal, Chij Kumari Silwal and Januka Bista are members. The meeting also decided to constitute various sub-committees, advisory committee and the intellectual coordination committee and to draw the centre’s plan. — RSS