Act passage flayed

Kathmandu: Lawyers and political leaders on Thursday slammed the government and the eight parties for making an “anti-national” decision by passing the Citizenship Act. President of the Nepal Bar Association Biswo Kanta Mainali said the government should not have been “so liberal” while providing citizenship certificates to those other than Nepalis.” Mainali was speaking at an interaction. Former Speaker Daman Nath Dhungana and historian Chetendra Jung Himali also slammed the eight parties for doing injustice by passing the act. — HNS

‘Champion’ launched

Kathmandu: With a view to addressing malnutrition and iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in young children aged between six and 24 months, the government on Thursday launched a child nutrition product — Champion, Fortified Complementary Food. The government launched the product as part of its Five Year Plan of Action to control anaemia in women and kids. — HNS

Charity show

KATHMANDU: The All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary on Thursday organised a charity show of Awaj. People in droves thronged the Birendra International Convention Centre to watch the feature film based on the armed conflict. The proceeds from the show will go to children whose parents were killed during the conflict. — HNS