SC order to free NC leader

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to set free Nepali Congress leader Lokesh Dhakal and student leader Madhusudan Paudel. Justices Min Bahadur Rayamajhi and Sarada Prasad Pundit issued the order. — HNS

Sadhana getting worse

KATHMANDU: The condition of Sadhana Adhikari, widow of late prime minister Manmohan Adhikari, is deteriorating since she was admitted at TU Teaching Hospital 16 days ago. Sadhana is a diabetic and is suffering from lung infection — HNS

HR defenders concerned

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s image has been affected by escalating human rights violations, said INSEC chairman Subodh Pyakurel, calling on UN to implement pacts regarding Nepal reached in the 61st session of the UNCHR at a press meet of Human Rights Journalists Association. Purushottam Dahal, chairman of Human Rights and Peace Society, ex-justice Laxman Aryal, Daman Nath Dhungana too spoke.— HNS