RDIF launched

KATHMANDU: British Department for International Development (DFID) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) on Wednesday launched what has been billed as Rights Democracy and Inclusion Fund (RDIF) in Nepal. The move was attributed to the need to “stabilise democratic future in Nepal.” The DFID and SDC will make available 2.8 million pounds under the scheme for the next 3 years. — HNS

Thapa’s appointments

KATHMANDU: Home Minister Kamal Thapa who heads a new RPP on Wednesday named central members of the party. Ravindra Nath Sharma, Niranjan Thapa, Tank Dhakal are some of the prominent faces who have been named central members of the party. Thapa has relieved some members, including Mohan Raj Malla from the post of central members. Meanwhile, the CWC of the Rastriya Janashakti Party is scheduled to meet on February 28 at the party central office, Kamalpokhari.— HNS/RSS

House burgled

BHAKTAPUR: Property worth Rs 114,500 was stolen from the house of Dilmaya Magar at Kathmandu Metropolitan City-16. Police said a gang of unidentified thieves broke the padlock on the main gate of Magar’s house and made off with cash Rs 100,000 and other valuables from the house on Tuesday when family members were away. Investigation is underway, police said. — HNS

Model compost plant

KATHMANDU: Mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Raja Ram Shrestha on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of a model compost plant being constructed at Marudhoka Indrasabhasthan of KMC -19 amid a function. The plant is being constructed jointly by the World Vision International Nepal, KMC and Nepal Khadgi Sewa Samiti. The total cost is estimated to be Rs 2.4 million and it takes some seven months to complete construction. — HNS

Tamang body’s meet

KATHMANDU: The fourth national convention of Nepal Tamang Students Ghedung (NTSG) is scheduled for May 6, 7 and 8 this year at Hetaua of Makwanpur. — HNS