Study on Dalits begins

KATHMANDU: Dalit Human Rights Organisation (DHRO) has launched a study on the effectiveness of the implementation of laws against untouchability. DHRO president Bhoj Man Lamgade said Ilam and Kailali districts from the far east and far west have been chosen as model districts for the study. The research team has already reached the 14 VDCs and two municipalitities of both the districts, he said. — HNS

IHRICON’s new panel

KATHMANDU: The fourth general meeting of the Institute of Human Rights Communication, Nepal, elected a thirteen-member committee under the chairmanship of Shobha Gautam here on Monday. Ganga Gurung was elected as the vice-president, Rita Bhadra as the general secretary and Mina Sharma as the treasurer, said an IHRICON release on Monday. . — HNS

One held for murder

KATHMANDU: Police on Sunday arrested Tatwa Bahadur Pun on charge of killing Bhawila Garjuwa (61), a resident of Myagdi, some four years ago. Police arrested Pun from Gongabu. Meanwhile, 8-year-old Prabin Khadka died when he drowned in a stream at Balkhu on Sunday. He was declared dead on arrival at hospital. — HNS

Secretaries’ Day

Kathmandu: The Association of Administrative Assistants (organised sector) celebrated Secretaries’ Day in Kathmandu on Sunday. Padma Jyoti of Jyoti Group of Industries was the chief guest. Srijana Thapa of Photo Concern and Ken Afful, Senior Advisor, Organisational Development Centre, highlighted the role of secretaries in helping organisations perform efficiently. — HNS

Joint feast for war-hit

KATHMANDU: The chairman of the Rajparishad Standing Committee, Parshu Narayan Chaudhary, inaugurated a joint feast (daar) organised on the eve of Teej in the capital on Monday. The feast was organised by the Conflict-hit Women and Children Welfare Organisation (CHWCWO). Chaudhary also distributed apparels to women and children, who have lost their family members in the conflict and been displaced from their homes. — HNS