NC CWC meeting

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) has convened a meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) on Monday at Baluwatar. The meeting will start at 2 pm, a statement issued by Shobhakar Parajuli said on Friday. This is the first time NC President Girija Prasad Koirala has called the meeting of the CWC after the unification. — HNS

African team arrives

Lalitpur: A six-member African team has arrived in Kathmandu to gain from Nepali farmers’ experience of local seed cultivation and help them improve production. Bhola Man Singh Basnet, chief of communication, publication and documentation division at the National Agricultural Research Council, talking to this daily, said that the African team has arrived to exchange experience of local farmers in cultivating traditional seeds of all types of crops in several districts. He said: “Their visit would not only share experience among farmers, it would also help to promote traditional seeds in other countries,” adding: “As our traditional seeds are going to be extinct due to the lack of a gene bank for preserving them, this visit would be helpful to encourage the farmers for cultivating local seeds.” — HNS

NHRC’s concern

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said it was concerned about the incidents of human rights violations and atrocities carried out in the name of various groups in across the country. The rule of law should be maintained for upholding the human rights and any individual, organisation or group taking the law into its hands would not be acceptable, the NHRC said in a release, adding the illegal acts committed by an individual or an organisation should be opposed. — RSS