Call to restore rights

KATHMANDU: Issuing a press statement on Friday, Transparency International Nepal urged the government to restore fundamental rights including freedom of Press and rule of law to effectively battle corruption. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Dr Harka Gurung, the statement issued by executive director, Ashis Thapa, said. — HNS

Govt notice to landlords

KATHMANDU: The home ministry has requested house owners to keep proper information regarding the name, address and occupation of tenants. It has urged them to immediately inform security authorities about tenants appearing to be suspicious. The ministry has also warned of legal action against landlords if they are found to have rented their houses to people involved in terrorist activities and dealing in illegal arms and explosives. — RSS

Dress code news ‘false’

KATHMANDU: The home ministry has denied rumours about civilians’ dress code and modification in the Civil Service Law setting the age limit and service period of civil servants at 55 years and 25 years respectively, as baseless and containing no truth. It has called on all concerned to remain alert against such wrongful publicity and not to lend it any credence. — RSS

Added responsibility

KATHMANDU: Minister for General Administration Krishna Lal Thakali, will in absence of Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Buddhi Raj Bajracharya, who left for Germany on Thursday to participate in the International Tourism Fair - 2005 and the Nepali cultural night to be held in Berlin, look after Bajracharya’s portfolio. — RSS