Cops raid restaurants

Kathmandu: A Valley Police team on Saturday arrested 13 persons, including 12 girls, for anti-social activities, from three dance restaurants in the valley. According to police, the arrests were made after raids at the Night Bar Dance Restaurant and Little Heaven Dance Restaurant at Thamel and Little Tokyo Dance Restaurant at New Baneshwor. “The police raided these restaurants after receiving many complaints from the locals. We found naked dancers at these restaurants. These restaurants were going against our social norms and culture,” the Valley Police Office said. — HNS

Trafficking plaints low

KATHMANDU: Although trafficking in girls has been reported increasing day by day, petitions regarding this have been filed very infrequently. Director of the Social Study Centre, India, Dr Ranjana Kumari, said some 5,000-7,000 Nepali girls are sold in India every year. But the Nepali Police statistics shows that only 2,527 cases are filed in the police in a period 30 years. Only 56 cases were filed in last year at Nepal police. The largest number of girls trafficked were from Kathmandu, Jhapa, Morang, Nuwakot, Makwanpur, Chitwan, Rupandehi, Sindhupalchok, Bara And Nawalparasi. — RSS

‘HoR revival way out’

BHAKTAPUR: Central member of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) Prem Suwal said the restoration of the House of Representatives (HoR) by the Supreme Court would be the best way to end the political crisis in the Nation. He said the members of the dissolved parliament should launch an active agitation for this. He was speaking at an interaction organised by the party’s Bhaktapur district committee on Saturday. — RSS