NSU leader freed, held

Kathmandu: Vice-president of the Nepal Students’ Union (NSU) Pradeep Poudel was released from the Bhaktapur Police Office on Wednesday following a Supreme Court order, but was arrested again, a press release issued by the NSU said. A two-member bench comprising justices Chandra Prasad Parajuli and Balaram KC had ordered the Home Ministry on Tuesday to release Poudel following a hearing on a habeas corpus writ petition. — HNS

Alternative energy

KATHMANDU: A documentary on alternative energy was shown during a function organised by the Media Mek here on Wednesday. The use of petrol and diesel is considered a major reason behind air pollution. “In the 1990s, liquefied petroleum (LP) gas was found as an alternative to diesel and petrol,” said Ishwor Shrestha, managing director of the Media Mek. Shrestha told the reporters that more than 7,500,000 vehicles in more than 60 countries are using LP gas. — HNS

Rotary club meet held

KATHMANDU: The Rotary Club of Kathmandu Sunrise recently organised its official charter ceremony at a restaurant in Kamaladi. All district officials of all the 36 Rotary Clubs of Kathmandu Valley were present to witness the charter presentation ceremony held on April 23, said a press statement on Wednesday. — HNS

Tributes paid to Tange

KATHMANDU: The Lumbini Development Trust organised a condolence meeting on Tuesday to pay tributes to the world famous Japanese professor, Kenjo Tange , who passed away on March 22 in Tokyo. He was 91. Tange is remembered in Nepal for his contributions in mapping out a master plan for Lumbini. He had also prepared many such master plans Japan, China, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Nigeria, Yugoslavia, and the United States of America. — RSS

SWC, ITDG ink 5-yr pact

KATHMANDU: An agreement was signed between the Social Welfare Council (SWC) and the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) on running various programmes in Nepal for five years. A minimum of 150,000 pounds sterling will be made available to the SWC annually. — RSS