RPP meet on Dec 3

Kathmandu: Blaming the seven-party alliance of “domineering attitude”, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is making efforts to make an alliance between the ‘like-minded” democratic forces. “Like-minded parties are always welcome to join us,” party leader Khem Raj Pandit said but rubbished claims that his party would encompass the Rabindra Nath Sharma-led RPP. The party will hold its central committee meet on December 3 to formulate its strategy and discuss the current scenario. — HNS

Cheats, thieves held

Kathmandu: Police from the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, on Monday arrested two so-called astrologers for allegedly cheating people in Kathmandu. Police arrested Indian nationals Datta Rajan and Swami Gururab from Pisang and Baishali hotel in Thamel. Meanwhile, a police team from Lalitpur on Sunday arrested five persons — Pawan Rai, Akash Rai, Ramesh Rai, Ram KC and Dinesh Sharma — while they were stealing electric wires from poles. — HNS

Pyakurel elected

KATHMANDU: Subodh Raj Pyakurel, chairperson of the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), has been unanimously elected as the chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). He was elected by Forum Asia’s fifth General Assembly held in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 26-27. The General Assembly has elected seven members, including Pyakurel, to the Executive Committee of FORUM-ASIA for a three-year term. — HNS