Power outage in Valley

KATHMANDU: Power was cut off in most parts of Kathmandu Valley on Sunday evening for five minutes, according to an official at the Load Dispatch Centre, Kathmandu. The official said power was not cut off in the Balaju area. It must be due to ‘inclement weather’, he said. — HNS

Egypt promises help

KATHMANDU: Ambassador designate of the Russian federation to Nepal, Andrey Leonidovich Trofimov, arrived here on Sunday to assume his assignment. Meanwhile, deputy minister for foreign affairs of Egypt Dr Ezzat Saad el Sayed left for home on Sunday at the end of a four-day official visit to Nepal. Sayed said Egypt would extend cooperation in Nepal’s fight against terrorism. — RSS

King’s b’day panel

KATHMANDU: A 1,101-member national level main programme committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Sushma Badal to celebrate the 59th auspicious birthday

of King Gyanendra. — RSS

Vehicles for police

Kathmandu: Nepal Tourism Board handed over vehicles to the Tourism Industry Division for the use of tourist police during a function organised here on Sunday. — HNS

Info on Aussie college

KATHMANDU: Rhondda McMullan, the director of Regal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality, Australia informed the students at the Alfa Beta Institute Pvt. Ltd about the revised educational

and working opportunities in Australia on Saturday. — HNS