FM-Mukherjee meet

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sahana Pradhan, on Friday said that the governments of Nepal and India have decided to sort out all bilateral issues related to the construction of dams and barrages. She said this after meeting Indian ambassador to Nepal, Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, at Shital Niwas on Friday. She said that the Indian government was positive on settling the issues and a high-level bilateral meeting is being planned. — HNS

Artiste in custody

KATHMANDU: Cine artiste Dawa Sherpa, 30, along with his friend Pasang Sherpa, 26, is cooling his heels in the Metropolitan Police Circle, Bouddha since Thursday. The police held them on the charge of beating Gopal Paraili, 30, at Durgamandir of Kapan-1, Kathmandu on Thursday. According to the Metropolitan Police Range, Dawa and Pasang hit Paraili, a local of Kapan, with helmet when he tried to check his body. Paraili, a member of the local vigilance group, is undergoing treatment at the Om Nursing Hospital. — HNS

Deuba’s suggestion

KATHMANDU: Former Prime Minister and President of the NC-D, Sher Bahadur Deuba, on Friday said a great change can be brought about in the nation with a non-violent movement. He said this at a programme organised by the Mahendra Narayan Nidhi Smirti Pratisthan. During the function, he handed over a cheque of Rs 25,001 provided by the pratisthan for the relief of floods victims to Minister of State for Labour and Transport Management Ramesh Lekhak. — RSS

Speaker certifies bill

KATHMANDU: Speaker of the Parliament, Subas Nembang, in accordance with the Article 87 of the Interim Constitution of Nepal, 2064, on Friday certified the Appropriation Bill, 2064 after the parliament passed it on Thursday, the Parliament Secretariat said. — RSS