Rotary fund-raiser

KATHMANDU: The Rotary Club of Swoyambhu is raising funds in association with the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control for Anti Retro Viral treatment of HIV/AIDS patients. Funds will be collected by launching campaigns in departmentals stores in Kathmandu where shoppers will be urged to donate a Rupee. Cashiers will have Anti-HIV/AIDS badges pinned to their uniform.— HNS

Activist awarded

KATHMANDU: Father Gregory Sharkey, moderator of Godavari Alumni Association (GAA), honoured Ayush M Sherchan, vice-president of the GAA with the Niesen Award on Saturday at the GAA annual general meeting. Sherchan was awarded for aiding the underprivileged and for exemplary social work. — HNS

Nagarjun Rotary prez

KATHMANDU: Senon Dorje Lama was elected the new president of Rotary Club of Nagarjun (RCN). District secretary Shiva Bhakta Rajbhandhari presented the president’s collar to Lama at the 85th meeting of the RCN held in the capital on Sunday. Radha Krishna Mainali, minister for education and sports, released RC Nagarjun’s souvenir. Kathmandu CDO Sushil Ghimire was also present on the occasion — HNS

Gangster nabbed

KATHMANDU: Police on sunday arrested a notorious gangster of the city, Niraj Shah alias Ajay Shah, from Maharajgunj, said the Valley Police Office, Ranipokhari. Shah was on the most-wanted list for the last three years. He is accused of attempting to murder Sanjay Dangol, Pradeep Dangol and Rajib Gurung for the last three years. Shah has at least over two dozen criminal charges against him. Police said he was sent to the Kathmandu District Police Office, Hanumandhoka. — HNS


KATHMANDU: Social Welfare Council and OXFAM, UK have agreed to run development programmes in Nepal. OXFAM will provide a minimum of $800,000 for five years. Member-secretary of the Council Sharad Sharma and Country Representative of OXFAM Timothy John Claydon signed the agreement on behalf pf their respective organisations.— RSS

Rights body’s call

KATHMANDU: The HimRights Lifeline has urged the Maoists to immediately free all those whom they have abducted and to respect humanitarian law, including the Geneva Convention. The Lifeline also called on the rebels to halt destructive activities, including the killings, and abduction of civilians who are not involved in the conflict. In addition to others, two person were kidnapped since March , said Lifeline. — HNS