24 Maoists freed

KATHMANDU: Up to 24 activists of the Young Communist League (YCL) and ANNISU-R, who were rounded up in Kathmandu on Wednesday, were released on Thursday. Others arrested with weapons on Tuesday are still in detention, said Metropolitan Police Range, Hanumandhoka. — HNS

Powell, Deuba meet

KATHMANDU: US ambassador to Nepal, Nancy J Powell on Thursday met Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepali Congress-Democratic president, and discussed current political situation, constituent assembly election, the ongoing peace process and human rights situation in Nepal and bilateral issues, according to a press statement issued by NC-D. — HNS

Flood relief fund

KATHMANDU: The Prime Minister’s Natural Calamities Relief Fund has provided Rs 30 million to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Central Natural Calamities Relief Committee for assistance to people affected by floods and landslides, the Office of the Prime Ministers and Council of Ministers said on Thursday. — RSS

Relief for flood-hit

KATHMANDU: The Churches of Christ in Nepal and Healing Hands International (HHI) provided relief material to 300 families affected by the floods in Banke district. According to a press release issued by the HHI on Thursday, 3,000 kg of rice, 600 kg of pulse, 300 litres of oil and 300 bags of salt worth Rs 138,300 were provided to the flood-hit people. The release also thanked media for disseminating information about the flood victims.” — HNS