IN BRIEF

Property stolen

KATHMANDU: Property worth more than Rs 700,000 was stolen from the house owned by Basanta Sharma at Battisputali, Kathmandu on Monday. Police said, Rs 100,000 in cash and 22 tolas of golden jewellery were stolen from Sharma’s flat. Similarly, Rs 60,000 in cash and 30 tolas of golden jewellery were stolen from a flat rented by Chakra Chaulagain in the same house. — HNS

Scribes’ movement

KATHMANDU: Federation of Nepalese Journalists is going to organise a protest programme against the government’s ‘conspiracy’ to curb press freedom through the proposed Amended Press Ordinance, a press statement issued on Monday by the FNJ said. Working journalists will wear black bands on their mouths at the FNJ central office. — HNS

Chandi puja observed

KATHMANDU: The Baram community members living in Kathmandu celebrated Chandi Puja to mark the Chandi Purnima in Ranibari of Kathmandu on Monday. “More than 20 people from the community living in the valley participated in a gathering to worship Chandi. The puja is celebrated with much joy in Gorkha,” said Prem Baram, president of the Nepal Baram Association. — HNS

New students’ body

KATHMANDU: The sixth national convention of the Nepal Sherpa Students’ Forum elected a 15-member new central executive committee under the chairmanship of Aang Chhiring Sherpa. The convention held here elected Karma Lama as vice-president Dorje Sherpa as general secretary, Wongel Sherpa as secretary and Karma Sherpa as treasurer among others. — HNS

Journos Pak-bound

KATHMANDU: At the invitation of the Policy Research Institute, Islamabad, a nine-member team of Nepali media persons left here for Islamabad on Monday on a eight-day visit of Pakistan. During the visit, the team will stop at the various print and electronic media offices in Pakistan and apprise itself of the working of the offices, it is learnt. — RSS