Nepali cops honoured

Kathmandu: Two hunderd and fifty-six Nepali police officers, serving in the UN peace keeping mission in the Liberian city of Buchanan, have been honoured with UN medals, said a release issued by the UN Information Service in Kathmandu. — HNS

ILO drive

Kathmandu: The ILO Office in Kathmandu on Monday signed an agreement with the Rural Environment and Empowerment Centre to improve the situation of child labourers, said an ILO statement. — HNS

CIAA files cases

Kathmandu: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed corruption cases at the Special Court against several bank officials, including the manager of Rastriya Banijya Bank, Ranishakha in Biratnagar, accusing them of irregularities.

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Farmers’ plea

Kathmandu: The All Nepal Peasants’ Association (ANPA) on Monday called peasants to actively

take part in the ongoing movement of the seven political parties to establish food sovereignty along with peace and democracy. “Food sovereignty is not possible without peace and democracy,” said Bam Dev Gautam, president of ANPA, at a programme on Food Sovereignty. — HNS

Book released

KATHMANDU: Benu Madhab Sharma on Monday released a book Death Ritual: Newa Sankriti Kacha by Baladev Juju, chairman of Vedic Academy. A press release issued by the Academy said Juju has investigated philosophical, spiritual and practical aspects of death in his book. —HNS

Twist in ‘suicide’ case

KATHMANDU: The post-mortem report on the death of Nibha Atreya, a student of Maryland school at Tinkune, has given a new turn to the reported suicide case of the 15-year-old. The report suggested the police take a viscera test of her body. “The report didn’t find out the cause of the death,” a police official said. An earlier report said Atreya took poison after her vice-principal beat her up. — HNS