CoAS off to UK

KATHMANDU: Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS), General Rookmangud Katawal, left for Britain on a week-long visit, on Sunday. Katawal is visiting Britain on an invitiation of the British Ministry of Defence (MoD), said the Nepali Army spokesperson, Brigadier-General

Ramindra Chettri. — HNS

Tamangs’ demand

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Tamang Autonomous Association (Unified) on Saturday has demanded the government to release all those who were jailed on the charges of killing cows during its first national two-day conference. The conference also elected a 29-member central committee under the leadership of Bibek Waiba. Chitra Bahadur Gole and Lamin Lama are the vice-presidents, Furnamgel Lama is the general secretary, Indra Tamang and Chhonam Moktan are secretaries and Sita Tamang is treasurer of the newly formed committee of the NTAA-Unified. — HNS

Additional portfolio

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Sunday assigned Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Narendra Bikram Nembang to handle the portfolio of Ministry of Labour and Transport Management in the absence of Minister of State Ramesh Lekhak who left here on Saturday for the Republic of Korea to sign a labour pact between the Government of Nepal and Korea. The pact is expected to help Nepalis to find jobs in Korea. — RSS