IN BRIEF

NSU warns govt

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Student’s Union (NSU) on Friday gave a three-day ultimatum to the government to end the shortage of of petroleum products and LPG gas, saying it would come up with a violent protest programmes after the ultimatum expires. NSU said in a release that the ongoing fuel shortage shows the government’s incompetence. — HNS

Poudel-Toreng meet

KATHMANDU: Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, Tore Toreng, on Friday met Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ram Chandra Poudel at the latter’s office and discussed on the latest political development. The duo, mainly, discussed on the context of Maoists exit from the government, peace process and the CA polls. During the discussion, both of them expressed their confidence that the CA polls would be held on the stipulated date. — RSS

Road blockade on

MADHYAPUR THIMI: Transport service in Jhaukhel VDC-3 of the Changunarayan road section in Sallaghari of Bhaktapur has been closed since 15 days after landslide swept away the road. Local Deepak Chandra Neupane said the road division office has not paid any heed towards the problem. Following the halt in transport service locals of Changunarayan, Pikhel, Jhaukhel, Duwakot are forced to walk. — RSS

Freeship for students

MADHYPUR THIMI: The University Grant Commission is set to provide scholarships to 1,000 students studying in certificate, bachelor and masters’ level. The commission will provide a scholarship of Rs 5,000 to each girl students studying in certificate level at the rate of Rs 500 for 10 months, while each of those studying in bachelor and masters’ level will receive an amount of Rs 10,000 at the rate of 1,000 for ten months. — RSS