UK embassy’s move

KATHMANDU: The British embassy in Kathmandu on Sunday assumed local presidency of the European Union representing the Portuguese embassy. The arrangement will last until December 31, stated a press release. The latest arrangement has been worked out since neither Portugal, which is occupying the EU presidency, nor Slovenia, which will be successing Portugal, have their mission in Kathmandu. The other EU members states represented in Nepal are France, Denmark and Finland, the statement further said. — HNS

Rs 1.25 million stolen

KATHMANDU: Cash worth Rs 1.25 million belonging to Sita Sherchan, a resident of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-15, at Balaju chowk was stolen on Sunday morning, police said.

DSP Kanchan Thapa at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Balaju, said that Sita filed a complaint at the police circle claiming that she lost the cash. Thapa further said that her money was stoled when she was busy washing off some black spots from her clothers near a tap at Balaju chowk. The police said investigation is underway. — HNS

Move to monitor polls

KATHMANDU: The special conference of Socialist International Council, held in Switzerland from June 29 and 30, decided to monitor the election of constituent assembly. The meeting also committed to help to strengthen democracy and monitor the peace process in Nepal. According to a press release, the meeting urged the Maoists to be committed

to all the agreements on arms management. NC-D president Sher Bahadur Deuba and NC vice-president Sushil Koirala also participated in the meeting. — HNS

ECDC starts work

KATHMANDU: The Elections Constituencies Delimitation Commission (ECDC), constituted for constituent assembly elections under the chairmanship of former justice of the supreme courts Arjun Prasad Singh, started reviewing its work from Sunday. The ECDC started its work as per the cabinet’s decision on June 24 after the ECDC presented a report to PM. The term of the commission has been fixed not exceeding 21 days and under secretary Gokul Prasad Burlakoti has been appointed spokesperson of the commission, which has its Secretariat inside the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. — RSS

Committee formed

BHAKTAPUR: Dibyashwori Sewa Samiti formed a 13-member executive committee to preserve the Guheswori temple located at Madhyapur Thimi -8, a press release issued here on Sunday said.— HNS