Security for candidate

KATHMANDU: A mayoral candidate for the Lalitpur sub-metropolitan city (LSC), Prem Lal Maharjan, said he is being provided security though he has not requested for the same. “I don’t know. I asked not to send anybody with me but I see some people roam abound me all the time,” he said. Maharjan, a former member of NC-D, criticised the multi-party system and the political parties for boycotting the polls. — HNS

Poll officers’ seminar

BHAKTAPUR: A two-day seminar on voting management and processes organised for security personnel and polling officers began here on Friday. Chiefs of government bodies and representatives are taking part in the meet organised by the District Election Officer. CDO and Election Officer Basant Raj Bhattarai shed light on the role of polling officers. SP Nawaraj Silwal, Lieutenant Colonel Prem Dhoj Adhikari, Assistant Election Officer Krishna Prasad Subedi and Upendra Raj Kafle briefed participants on the security aspects. — RSS

Jaycees’ call

KATHMANDU: Nepal Jaycees has urged all concerned to establish the rule of law through the restoration of peace in the country. The Jaycees also suggested the political parties, Maoists and the others concerned sit for talks. At a press meet organised to make public the Jaycees conference held in the capital recently, it was informed that initiative should be taken for the successful implementation of the parliamentary system. The conference also called on all to sit for peace talks, said Jaycees National President Mohan Pradhan. A statement issued by the Jaycees also urged bothe the warring sides to declare a ceasefire. — RSS

Nursing college anniv

BHAKTAPUR: Minister of State for Health and Population, Mani Lama, has expressed confidence that the increasing number of nursing campuses would produce quality nurses for the country. Inaugurating the fourth anniversary function of the Chakrawarti Nursing College, Madhyapur Thimi, here on Friday, Lama emphasised on the need for the college to give special attention to the production of quality nurses. Assistant Minister for Health and Population Nikshya Shumsher Rana also said nursing colleges should play a special role in producing quality human resources for the country. Vice-Chancellor of the Purbanchal University, Jagat Bahadur KC, Vice-Chairperson of the Nepal Nursing Council, Geeta Gurung, and founder of the college Devendra Bahadur Bhandari also spoke on the occasion. — RSS

TU results out

KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan University, Office of the Controller of Examinations, on Saturday published the results of the three-year Bachelor of Education First Year (B. Ed 1st Year) examinations held under the Faculty of Education this year. — RSS

Book released

KATHMANDU: Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Paudel released a book ‘Nepal’s public finance and financial administration’ written by deputy Auditor General Badri Bahadur Karki at a function held here on Saturday. The 250-page book provides an ana-lysis of the public finance and financial administration, its development, concept of public loan in public finance administration, financial procedure act, auditing act, millenium development goals, mid-term expenditure structure and the report of the public expenditure review commission. Poudel expressed confidence that the book would be of great help in maintaining economic administration. Attorney General Gehendra Nath Adhikari said the book would help consolidate relations between the auditors and those summoning them to audit their accounts. — RSS