Panel to find Luitel

KATHMANDU: Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office, Ranipokhari, on Monday formed a three-member committee to find the whereabouts of missing student leader Madhusudhan Luitel. Luitel, president of Nepal Student Union Nepal Commerce Campus, Minbhawan, went missing when he was going to Shantinagar from Minbhawan a week ago. The committee is headed by Senior Superintendent of Police Arjun Jung Shahi. Meanwhile, police on Monday seized contraband worth Rs 300,000 from Koteshwor. It was being smuggled from China, being transported in a passenger bus from Tatopani. — HNS

Bandh called off

KATHMANDU: The Madheshi National Liberation Front has called off its bandh programmme scheduled for July 30 for the time being. In a press statement issued here on Monday, it said that as floods followed by incessant rains have caused havoc and thrown life into chaos, the bandh programme has been called off to ensure that relief works goes properly. In the statement signed by co-ordinator of organising committee of the second national conference of the front, a deep sympathy has also been expressed for the people who have been affected by flood. — RSS

CA poll code draft

KATHMANDU: The South Asian Partnership (SAP)-Nepal on Monday presented a draft of gender-friendly Code of Conduct for the Constituent Assembly polls to Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadhav. It gas certain amendments in the Code of Conduct for the CA Poll prepared by the Election Commission and has tried to make it gender friendly. According to the release issued by the SAP-Nepal, gender friendliness is essential in the election code of conduct to create favourable environment for women to get elected in the CA polls. — HNS

Teacher’s Day

KATHMANDU: Chancellor of the Adwaita Sanstha, Gurudev Pratap Chakrawarti, while inaugurating the Mahasatsangh programme organised here on Monday morning on the occasion of the Byas Jayanti ( Byas birth anniversary) and the Guru Purnima festival (Teacher’s Day) said the Vedas and Geeta are books every Nepali should read. He said this while reciting the Nepali Upanishad, adding no one should forget his or her religion and culture. Starting the function with the incantations, Pundit Chhabilal Pokhrel recited the amrit bachan or guru bandana. The gurus said it was the responsibility of all to internalise the essence of Hinduism which regards Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheswor as the great gurus. — RSS