Govt clarification

KATHMANDU: The Home Ministry has made it clear that the helicopter it has leased was not used to carry political party supporters to Nepalgunj. Refuting the news published in a daily on Monday, the Ministry said in a press statement that the M-17 helicopter it has leased from Shree Airlines is only used to carry security personnel and logistics and for rescue work and the helicopter is leased by another party or individual when not is use by the Ministry. — RSS

Verdict on CDMA case

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court is to give its verdict on a writ in connection with the ‘Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)’ technology communications service to be implemented by the Nepal Telecom on January 23. The final hearing on the case was conducted on Monday by a joint bench of justices Badri Kumar Basnet and Tapa Bahadur Magar. Bishnu Prasad Dhakal and Arjun Prasad Upreti had filed a writ in the apex court on July 4 seeking an interim order to the Nepal Telecom not to carry out works in that regard until the final disposal of the case. — RSS

TU results out

KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan University on Monday published the result of Bachelor of Law (BL) first year examinations held under the faculty of Law in 2005. — RSS

NPC meeting held

KATHMANDU: The 198th meeting of the National Planning Commission (NPC) was held in the presence of the King at the Royal Palace on Monday. NPC vice-chairman Dr Shankar Prasad Sharma presented a review of the progress of Annual Programme for Fiscal Year 2005/2006 up to the present. The meet decided to keep as it is the annual programme for Fiscal Year 2005/2006 approved by the 179th meeting held on July 11. — RSS

All-party meet

KATHMANDU: An all-party meeting was held in Lalitpur on Monday in connection with the forthcoming local elections in Lalitpur Sub-metropolitan City. CDO Sthaneshwor Devkota presided over the meeting. CDO Devkota, who is also the District Election Officer, briefed about the ongoing preparations for the local elections. DSP Madhav Prasad Joshi apprised the meeting about the security management in Lalitpur. — RSS