JMCC meeting

KATHMANDU: The Joint Monitoring Coordination Committee (JMCC) meeting remained inconclusive for the second time on Thursday on beginning the second stage of verification of Maoist combatants. The meeting could not decide on the issue because Maoists have been demanding that the government pay the first installment for allowances to be paid to People’s Liberation Army personnel. The JMCC headed by UNMIN’s General Jan Erik Wilhelmsen on May 28, had decided to begin the second stage of verification by June 10. The JMCC has already finalised the framework and modalities for the verification process that was to begin from Ilam. — HNS

Korean medical aid

Bhaktapur: The government of the Republic of Korea today provided medical equipment worth Rs 850,000 to Bhaktapur Hospital through the Korea International Cooperation Agency. A press statement issued by the KOICA Nepal office said, “The assistance will enable the hospital to provide better medical services for residents in Bhaktapur.” — HNS