UNCRC team arrives

KATHMANDU: A four-member team of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Committee (UNCRC), led by vice-chairperson Jean Zermantten, arrived here on Tuesday on a five-day visit. The team will draw the authorities concerned to protect children’s rights. “CA members were much eager as well as aware of the necessity to integrate the convention in the new constitution,” Zermantten said while interacting with the CA members. — HNS

Govt staff’s demand

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Civil Servants’ Organisation on Tuesday demanded favourable working

environment, securit and hike in the salary of government employees. It also demanded the cancellation of the biased transfer of the employees. Organising a press meet, general secretary of the organisation Punya Prasad Dhakal said the government had turned deaf ears to their demands. “We will be compelled to take strong measures if our demands are ignored,” Dhakal warned. He also condemned the government decision to provide 200 per cent allowance to employees in revenue offices. — HNS

Shiva Sena meet

KATHMANDU: The third national special general convention of Shiva Sena Nepal (SSN) began here on Tuesday. Chandra Prasad Chudal, vice-president of the convention preparation committee, SSN, said the convention would finalise its resolutions on Wednesday. About 900 persons, including saints, sages and representatives of several organisations, attended the inaugural session. — HNS

KUKL MD’s plan

KATHMANDU: Newly-appointed managing director of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited Rudra Prasad Gautam on Tuesday said the new management would focus on reforming administration and improve coordination with line agencies and stakeholders for proportional distribution of water. — HNS