Cops rescue man

KATHMANDU: A police team from the Metropolitan Police Sector, Janasewa, on Saturday rescued Roshan Bikram Shah, who was kidnapped on Friday, from Khichapokhari. Inspector Uma Chaturbedi at the police station said Shah was kidnapped by goons hired by Bharat Sedari. Sedari had given Rs 2.5 lakh to Shah to arrange his flight to the US. “Shah said he gave the money to one Hari Singh Gautam, who has been out of contact since the day,” the police officer said. Shah has already served eight months in jail for the crime but Sedari is after Shah to get the money back, he added. — HNS

Relief for flood-hit

KATHMANDU: Agrawal Service Centre (ASC) has collected Rs 1.45 million for flood victims. Issuing a release on Saturday, the ASC stated that the fund and relief materials, donated by various organisations and individuals of Marwari community, will be distributed to the flood victims. “We are grieved with the deaths and destruction caused by floods and will do our best for the victims,” it added. — HNS

Civil Service Act

LALITPUR: Minister of State for General Administration Ramchandra Yadav has said that the recently promulgated Civil Service Act “is the best in South Asia”. Speaking at an interaction on ‘Civil Service and Trade Union Rights’ organised by the Nepal Civil Servants’ Organisation here on Saturday, he said: “The Civil Service Act which has been brought by addressing all the demands put forth by the civil servants has made it easy for people of all ethnic groups, linguistic groups, and backward sections to enter into the service.” Yadav said. — RSS

Photo exhibition

KATHMANDU: British Ambassador to Nepal Dr Andrew Hall inaugurated a photo exhibition organised by the Association of St Mary’s Alumnae Nepal at the Nepal Art Council in Babarmahal on Saturday. The rare and precious shots showing crucial moments in time from 1984-2007 captivated by the Late Dwarika Lal Shrestha, his son Gyanendra and grandson Kashish are being showcased in the five-day exhibition. — RSS