Royals perform pooja :

KATHMANDU: King Gyanendra and Queen Komal on Saturday visited 11 different shakti peeth (shrines) in the Kathmandu Valley on the occasion of Mahastami. The royal couple performed pooja at Naxal Bhagawati, Guheswari, Maitidevi, Kalikasthan, Bhadrakali, Sankata, Mahankalsthan, Nardevi, Raktakali, Sobhabhagwati and Indrayani. — RSS

Sitaula unveils temple :

KATHMANDU: Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula unveiled a newly-constructed temple of the Bagalamukhi Bhagawani on the Special Task Force premises of the Armed Police Force (APF) Headquarters in Halchowk on Saturday. The foundation stone of the Bhagawani temple was laid on 18th Chaitra 2062 BS and the construction began on Baishakh 2063 BS. The temple of Bhagawani was built at an estimated cost of Rs 17,63,000. Speaking at a function organised to unveil the temple, Home Minister Sitaula said that spiritual evaluation helps people in safeguarding humankind and relieving them of depression and obsessions. — RSS

Paper classification :

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Information and Communication has decided to uphold the 2061 BS classification of newspapers and magazines. The Ministry, in a press statement issued here on Saturday, said that keeping in view the problems caused to 82 newspapers and magazines by the cancellation of the classification of 2061 BS and on the basis of

recommendations made by the Press Council, the ministry has decided to retain the classification. The 82 newspapers and magazines were included in the classification for the first time in 2061 BS. — RSS