SAC to discuss Bill

KATHMANDU: The Parliament will send the Interim Constitution (Second Amendment) Bill to the State Affairs Committee (SAC) on Tuesday, where a clause-wise discussion will be held, taking into consideration the Bill amendment proposals registered by the lawmakers, sources said. — HNS

Minister Yadav ill

KATHMANDU: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation, Matrika Prasad Yadav has been admitted on Sunday to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Mahargunj after falling ill. Yadav, who suffered unconsciousness and weakness, has been admitted to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) of the hospital. He is presently undergoing treatment and his health situation is normal, senior Cardiologist Dr Gajendra Baniya said. Yadav has been suffering from cardiac problem and also a longstanding problem of corrosion of the neck-bone. — RSS

Passports stolen

KATHMANDU: Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that investigation has been taking place into green passport books which were stolen from the Ministry. Nearly 250 copies of the passports were stolen by breaking a latch of the cabinet where the passport books were stored. Spokesperson of the Ministry Arjun Bahadur Thapa said the Ministry has cancelled the serial numbers of the missing passport books. — RSS

Govt provides aid

Madhyapur Thimi: The families of those who died at the Nagarkot shoot-out incident on December 12, 2005 have been paid relief in cash. The victims have however said that the compensation was not sufficient. Bhaktapur CDO, Baburam Lamichhane, informed that family of each person who died in the incident received Rs 150,000, Rs 75,000 was provided to each person who was severely injured and Rs 10,000 to each person who was injured. Those injured in the incident, however, complained that the amount was insufficient. — RSS