Chaudhari eyes feat

KATHMANDU: Twenty-eight-year-old visually challenged Dipak Chaudhari is all set to be the first blind Nepali to conquer the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest. He plans to climb the 8848-metre peak in spring 2008, the Nepal Janajagaran Apang Sangh said on Monday. — HNS

Rights body formed

KATHMANDU: Human Rights Monitoring National Committee Nepal was formed on Monday. Purnakant Adhikari was appointed as the committee’s president, Sidhunath Pyakurel as the vice-president and Sudip Pathak as the coordinator, the committee said in a statement. — HNS

Korean climbs peak

KATHMANDU: Hee Joon Oh, a 36-six-year-old Korean member of the 10-member Mt Manaslu 2006 Light Expedition CZ team, climbed the 8163-m Manaslu peak on October 20, said the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. — HNS

Hardayalsingh dead

KATHMANDU: Renowned philatelist and senior member of the Nepal Shikh Community, Hardayalsingh Gupta, 70, passed away in Patan hospital on Sunday. — RSS

Reforms sought

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Bar Association on Monday submitted a probe report to the Minister of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Narendra Bikram Nembang, seeking reforms in the Legal Aid Act and Regulation. — HNS

Project discussed

KATHMANDU: Officials of the University Grant Commission, VC of various universities and others discussed aspects of the upcoming Higher Education Project II on Monday. — HNS