Festival in Chovar

Kathmandu: Jal Vinayak Festival will be organised at Chovar, located nine kms south of the Valley, for two days beginning on November 24 by the Jal Vinayak Community Forest Users’ Group. The event, promoted by Nepal Tourism Board, is being organised with an aim to explore the unique beauty and cultural heritage of Chovar as a major tourist destination in Nepal. The event will also mark the completion of infrastructure development project of the Chovar cave, which is the third longest cave in South Asia. — HNS

DSP thrashes cop duo

BHAKTAPUR: Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at the Thimi police beat, Ram Prasad Shrestha, allegedly beat up police personnel Debendra Shah and Keshabchandra Bista for intercepting a micro-bus. The police beat had taken the micro-bus, bound for Kathmandu from Tatopani, under control at around 8:30 PM on Friday, as it it tried to make an escape. According to the Jagati police post, the police team in Kavre was ordered to intercept the micro-bus for investigation. However, the micro-bus made an escape hitting a police officer. — RSS

NSP meeting

KATHMANDU: An emergency meeting of the Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandi Devi) National

Work Execution Committee will be held on November 19 at the party’s central office in Baneshwar. The agenda of the meeting will be the contemporary political situation of the country, and consolidation of the party, among others, the NSP-A stated. — RSS

Speaker’s call for unity

Kathmandu: Speaker Subash Chandra Nembang today suggested all parties to be united to deal with the challenges facing the nation. Speaking at the inauguration of The Readers’ Club, a library, he said, “All parties should be united to tackle the challenges so that we could form a new constitution by holding CA polls.” He said, “All Nepalis should read a lot to gain

wisdom to take Nepal to a definite direction through serious discussions.” He hoped that the club will be able to promote reading culture in the society. — HNS