Two sherpas killed

KATHMANDU: Two climbing Sherpas of Ladinia International Pumori Expedition 2006 were killed in an avalanche while scaling Mt Pumori, the mountaineering department of the Ministry of Cuture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said on Monday. Thirty-three-year-old Ang Zangbo Sherpa of Patle -1, Okhaldhunga, and 31-year-old Phurba Thundu Sherpa of Gaurishankar -1, Dholakah, died on October 14. — HNS

Sugar mills case

KATHMANDU: Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over the recent remarks of Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel against the fresh appointments and the initiatives taken by the HoR to impeach the judges who commit mistake. The PAC members held discussions on what to do next on the Mahalaxmi Sugar Mills case. They agreed to consult Attorney General Yagya Murti Banjade and other legal experts before deciding whether or not to submit a report to the House demanding impeachment of the judges who favoured the Mahalaxmi Sugar Mills. — HNS

Acharya hosts meet

KATHMANDU: In continuation of the efforts to secure support to Nepal’s candidature to a non-permanent seat allocated to Asia in the UN Security Council for the term 2007-2008, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, Madhu Raman Acharya hosted on October 13 a reception at the UN Headquarters. Ambassadors and delegates of UN member states attended the event. — RSS

PM greets Moon

KATHMANDU: PM Girija Prasad Koirala has congratulated Ban Ki-moon on his election to the post of Secretary General of the United Nations. In his letter of congratulations sent on Monday, Koirala has appreciated the UN’s support to find a lasting solution in the peace process in Nepal and has expressed that Nepal would work closely with the UN to establish durable peace. — RSS