Kingpins’ quizzed

KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday quizzed second vice-chairman of the erstwhile king-led cabinet, Kirtinidhi Bista, and former ministers Ram Narayan Singh and Durga Shrestha about the misuse of state coffers. The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority questioned on the basis of a report prepared by former Supreme Court Justice Krishna Jung Rayamajhi on the loss of lives and state coffers during the Jana Andolan-II. — HNS

Father’s plea

KATHMANDU: Kharpa Tamang, a resident of Rasuwa, has appealed to the government to save his 25-year-old daughter, Lushang Tamang, who is leading a miserable life in Oman. “I took Rs 60,000 as loan to send Lushang abroad hoping that she would earn some money,” Khapa said. Kharpa added that the sponsors had assured that Kharpa will be provided a job with monthly salary of Rs 12,000. Lushang had sent a letter through the Regional Working Committee, Nepali Society Oman, in the name of Solidarity Monthly. Kharpa said he had contacted organisations concerned to rescue his daughter. In the letter, Lushang Tamang said the sponsor was abusing her by not paying salary and not letting her return to Nepal. — HNS

Lootings in City

KATHMANDU: A group of seven persons overpowered a security guard of the Dhumbarai-based Rajdhani Petrol Pump on Sunday and decamped with Rs 7,000, police said. Meanwhile, at Tahachal, unidentified persons looted Rs 2,000, a mobile set and a wrist watch from Sunil Amatya on Saturday. The incident occurred when Amatya was heading home at midnight. Investigations are underway, the police said. — HNS

Fire at school

KATHMANDU: A fire broke out at the Nandi Ratri Night School at Naxal, Kathmandu, on Saturday evening, police said on Sunday. The police said that the fire was brought under control in 20 minutes with the help of locals. — HNS

Personalities feted

KATHMANDU: The National Civil Society Nepal on Sunday felicitated 10 persons for their contribution in different fields. A press statement said Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Narendra Bikram Nembang honoured litterateurs Damodar Pudasaini

‘Kishore’, Unnatisil Bohara ‘Shila’, Ruku Karki, Badri Bahadur Karki, and Prof Ichha Raj Tamang; tourism entrepreneur Pawan Lama Sherpa; social workers Barbara Cook and Uma Khanal; businessmen Narayanmani Poudel and Hem Bahadur Khadka. — HNS

Kids’ book expo

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Nepal Child Literature Society Biswombhar Chanchal left for South Korea to take part in the Nami Books-2007 to be organised by Korea Board on Books for Young under the International Board on Books for Youngs, Geneva in Switzerland. The month-long book exhibition will be organised in Nami island from May 1. — RSS

Memorial to be built

BHAKTAPUR: The Bhaktapur chapter of the CPN (Maoist) is planning to build a waiting station in memory of the victims of the Nagarkot Massacre. The memorial will be built on the incident site at a cost of three lakh rupees, district secretary of the CPN (Maoist), Devendra Shrestha ‘Diwakar’,said. — RSS