Bike theft issue

KATHMANDU: Those motorcycle owners who have happened to lose their vehicles can now lodge a complaint at any police station in the Valley, said the Traffic Directorate at the police headquarters on Saturday. A taskforce team under the Valley Traffic Police Office (VTPO) found 254 unclaimed motorcycles in various police stations in the valley, the directorate said. The owners of all the 254 vehicles have been requested to come to the police with requisite evidence for reclaiming the motorbikes. — HNS

Students’ body

KATHMANDU: A meet of Baram students at the Nepal Baram Association (NBA) central office

here on Saturday formed a seven-member ad-hoc Nepal Baram Students Association (NBSA) and appointed Arun Baram its president. During the meet, the Secretary of the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Students (NEFINS) Chandra Narayan Chaudhary said that NEFINS had very high expectations of Baram students. “All Baram students should do their best to help highlight the problems faced by the minority communities,” Chaudhary said. — HNS

Jyapu meet held

LALITPUR: Minister of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation, Budhi Raj Bajracharya, on Saturday inaugurated the 12th annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Jyapu Society of Lalitpur at Pulchowk here. Various cultural programmes were organised by the people of Jyapu community of Patan to mark the day. — HNS

Father’s appeal

KATHMANDU: Hari Bahdur Karki, 52, a resident of Jungu-6, Dholakha, has appealed to all rights organisations and the media to put pressure on the government to make public the whereabouts of his son, Bimarsha Raj Karki, 24, who was taken away by a group of men who claimed to be security personnel from his residence at Gothatar. “The state can take any action against him if he committed a crime. But first we want to know where he is,” Kari said. — HNS

Quota for Janajatis

KATHMANDU: Minister for Education and Sports Durga Shrestha on Saturday informed that the government had set aside five per cent of the civil service quota for the indigenous nationalities. Speaking at a conference organised by an ad hoc committee of Kathmandu District Coordination Committee of Nepal Federation of Indigenous nationalities (NEFIN), Shrestha urged political leaders to take part in the election to regain their government posts. — HNS

Eye camp

Lalitpur: More than 54 students of Class I and II benefitted from an eye camp clinic jointly organised by the Rotaract Club of Patan and Sand’s Eye Clinic in Tri-Padma High School at Pulchowk on Saturday. The organisers said the camp was mainly organised to create awareness on eye problems among the children. During this camp, children underwent visual testing, refraction, cover test and convergence test, fungus examination and colour vision testing.— HNS

Child falls to death

KAthmandu: A child was killed after falling from the terrace in Beshisahar, headquarters of Lamjung district. Eight-year-old Ban Bahadur Gurung of Simpani located in the district headquarters, was flying a kite on the terrace of his house when he fell to death, stated the district police office, Lamjung. — HNS