Sharan-Deuba meet

KATHMANDU: Joint-secretary at the Ministry of Indian External Affairs and Department Chief, Miss Preeti Sharan, on Sunday met Nepali Congress-Democratic (NC-D) President Sher Bahadur Deuba at the latter’s residence at Budhanilakantha. During the meeting, they discussed Nepal’s current political situation, Nepal-India relationships and assistance. Meanwhile, the NC-D South Korea Liaison Committee provided Rs 50,000 for the flood victims. — RSS

KU results out

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu University on Sunday announced the results of Second Semester of Bachelor of Social Workers of First, Second and Third Years examinations held on June 2007 under the School of Arts. — RSS

Ministry clarification

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of General Administration has stated that present provisions of Civil Service Act would not restrict on regular filling in positions that are vacant. The Ministry, issuing a press statement on Sunday, has stated that the rumour that provision for promotion based on performance and experiences under Civil Service (Second Amendment) Act 2064 BS, which amends Civil Service Act 2049 and has been passed by the Parliament, would cease the positions that should have been filled through free competition as they would be filled through promotion has drawn its attention. — RSS

One killed in mishap

BHAKTAPUR: One person was killed when a motorcycle he was riding on collided with a tripper van at Gatthaghar of Bhaktapur on the Araniko Highway on Saturday night, police said. The killed Badri Prasad Silpakar, 35, of Tekhapukhu of Bhaktapur municipality-17, died while undergoing treatment in the Kathmandu Medical College, said Shiv Mukhiya, chief of the Bhaktapur Metropolitan Traffic Office. — RSS

Varsity teachers’ strike

KATHMANDU: The relay hunger strike of the university teachers continued on Sunday also. The university teachers have come out in protest calling for the immediate appointment to the vacant posts at different universities and the protection of their professional rights and interests as well as for the resignation of the VCs of the Kathmandu University and Lumbini University. They have been staging a 24-hour relay hunger strike at Trichandra College, Ghantaghar since August 7. It is learnt that the anniversary of Nepal University Teachers’ Association would be celebrated amidst protest programmes from Monday. — RSS

Speaker’s views

KATHMANDU: Speaker Subas Nembang said that an extensive discussion on the concept of inclusive state should be held at the time people are making new constitution through the constituent assembly election. Releasing a book, The Inclusive State, published by the South Asia Partnership, Nepal, at a function on Sunday, Nembang said everyone from their respective sectors should help towards protecting the achievement of the Jana Andolan II. — RSS

Relief distributed

KATHMANDU: Young Communist League (YCL) has handed over the relief money and clothes collected for the flood-affected people of different regions to the command in-charge of the party in those regions. The money and clothing for relief of the flood and landslide-affected people of Tarai and Achham and Baglung districts was handed over to the command in-charge at a press conference organised by the YCL on Sunday. The relief materials comprising money and clothes were collected by the Maoists, YCL and the All Nepal Trade Union Federation. They consist of Rs 1,200,000 and trucks of clothes. — RSS

Caution on CA polls

BHAKTAPUR: General Secretary of the Unity Center (Masal) said on Sunday that there is no alternative to the Constituent Assembly polls for establishing a democratic republic. At the district-level programme conducted by the Janamorcha Nepal District Committee, Bhaktapur, the underground leader, Prakash, warned that the country would experience a great disaster if the CA polls are not held on time. — RSS

Bill authenticated

KATHMANDU: Speaker of parliament Subas Nembang on Sunday authenticated the Bill Relating to Working Journalists (First Amendment) — 2064 BS that was passed by the Parliament on August 8 according to Article 87 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal, the Secretariat of the Parliament has stated. — RSS