Religious gathering

KATHMANDU: A gathering of religious and social organisations held on Monday at the office of National Astrology Service Committee, Battisputali, welcomed the proclamation establishing the supremacy of the House of Representatives and the sovereignty of people. The meeting headed by central chairman of the committee Tilak Raj Poudel called

for end to religious disputes. — RSS

Additional portfolio

KATHMANDU: The Prime Minister has assigned Minister for Local Development Rajendra Prasad Pandey to look after the portfolio of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation in absence of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Pradip Kumar Gyawali, who left

Kathmandu here for Macao, China, on Sunday to take part in the Asia Pacific Ministerial Round Table Conference and the meeting of the World Tourism Organisation, South Asia Commission. — RSS

Latosathi quits

KATHMANDU: Dr. Bishnuraj Atreya ‘’Latosathi’’ has resigned from the post of member of the Academic Assembly of the Nepal Academy (NA), saying that the academy should be allowed to transform into a strong and capable progressive organisation in the changed context. — RSS

New panel formed

KIRTIPUR: A 40-member executive committee was constituted at the end of the seventh national conference of the Nepal Progressive Professors’ Organisation. Chaired by Vijay Silwal, the committee has Rudra Kharel and Indira Shrestha as vice- chairmen. The seventh national conference concluded on Sunday. — RSS

Jail for NT official

Kathmandu: The Special Court, Kathmandu, has given out a verdict of six-month imprisonment and a fine of Rs 265,968 to Assistant Mukti Nath Neupane of Nepal Telecom Office, Bharatpur Chitwan on charge of committing irregularities in the Office. The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority had filed a case against him at the Special Court on May 8. — RSS