Women tow chariot

LALITPUR: On a special day of the longest festival in Kathmandu Valley, women devotees pulled the chariot of Rato Machhindranath from Lagankhel to Thati tole on Wednesday morning. “This is a special occasion as we get to experience how men feel when they pull the chariot,” Renu Shakya, a 40-year-old housewife from Nagbahal said. Shakya, along with over 500 other women, towed the chariot. The two-month-long festival kicked off on May 1. — HNS

Kids’ mishap fallout

KATHMANDU: Concern Nepal has condemned the concerned government authorities and the Public and Boarding School Association of Nepal for their indifferent attitude in face of the Sunsari mishap, where 13 children were killed in a road accident, according to a statement issued here on Wednesday. — HNS