Focus on water crisis

LALITPUR: The Nepal Bhasa Manka Khala organised an interaction on ‘Sithi Nakha: Water Conservation Day and water crisis in Patan’, in Patan, on Friday. Speakers at the programme laid stress on the need to preserve traditional sources of water. Meanwhile, Armed Police Force (APF) personnel on Friday distributed drinking water at Tahachal where there is an acute shortage of water. — HNS

Yadav dead

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandi Devi) on Friday expressed condolence over the death of the party’s Saptari district chairman and noted social worker Yogendra Prasad Yadav. Yadav died of cardiac arrest last night while undergoing treatment at the Birat Nurshing Home in Biratnagar. —HNS

Nominations to NPC

KATHMANDU: The government has nominated four individuals — Dr Bijaya Shrestha, Dr Rajendra Suwal, Champak Prasad Pokhael and Dr Ram Prasad Chaudhari — as members of the National Planning Commission (NPC), according to the commission secretariat. — RSS

Plea to revive House

KATHMANDU: Former prime minister and one of the founding leaders of the NC, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, has called on the King to revive the House of Representatives as part of the solution to the current constitutional crisis facing the country. Speaking at a function organised in the capital on Friday, he said the agitation launched by the seven-party alliance would be successful. —HNS

Rotary function

KATHMANDU: Finance minister Madhukar SJB Rana, addressing a function organised on Friday by the Rotary Club of Kasthamandap to mark the centenary of the Rotary International, told the Rotary clubs to build physical infrastructure like hospitals and schools. —HNS

Poet Thapa felicitated

KATHMANDU: Poet laureat Madhav Prasad Ghimire felicitated Jana Kabi Keshari Dharma Raj Thapa for his contribution in the field of Nepali literature at a programme organised in the capital on Friday. —HNS

B’day panels formed

KATHMANDU: Two committees have been formed to celebrate the 59th birthday of King Gyanendra, a statement issued on Friday by the 59th Birthday Celebration Main Organising Committee said. — HNS

Russian national day

KATHMANDU: Chief official at the royal palace Sardar Sarada Prasad Pradhan met the ambassador of the Russian federation to Nepal, Andrey Trofimov at Baluwatar on Friday and conveyed the best wishes to him on behalf of the king on the occasion of the national day of the Russian federation. — RSS

Man commits suicide

KATHMANDU: A 40-year-old man on Friday killed himself by slitting his throat. Laxman Thapa, resident of Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu, was found unconscious near Chudaldevi in the morning. “We rushed him to the Bir Hospital wher he responded to treatment and had regained consciousness, but later died,” a police official at the Kathmandu District Police Office, said. Police managed to take his statement in the hospital. — HNS