Lowenkron’s visit

KATHMANDU: Visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Barry R Lowenkron met the staff at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and discussed the status of the Commission, its activities and challenges and the US cooperation in the field of human rights. — RSS

Book expo from today

KATHMANDU: The Global Exposition and Management Services will organise the 11th Nepal Education and Book Fair 2007 from Saturday. The week-long exhibition at Bhrikutimandap will have 160 stalls, a press statement issued on Friday said. — HNS

Govt invitation

KATHMANDU: The government on Friday called the agitating civil servants to end their protest programmes and resolve their problems through discussion and dialogue. Saying that the government has initiated formal talks with the agitating government employees, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ram Chandra Poudel on Friday issued a call to the civil servants that the government was serious and positive to address the demands of the civil servants through discussion. — HNS

Phone wire stolen

MADHYAPUR THIMI: Some 300 telephone lines in Dadhikot and Gundu VDCs of Bhaktapur have been disrupted after 300 metres of telephone wire was stolen from Gamcha of Dadhikot VDC on Thursday night. Some 800 telephone lines have been disrupted in Duwakot area due to theft of telephone wire. — RSS