King grants audience:

KATHMANDU: King Gyanendra granted audience to the secretary-general of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), QAMA Rahim, at the royal palace on Tuesday. Rahim is returning home after completion of his term of office. — RSS

TU publishes BE results:

KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan University has published the results of bachelor level electronics engineering third year second part regular and re-examinations. — RSS

Scribes on China visit:

KATHMANDU: A seven-member team of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) left for a goddwill visit to China on Tuesday. The team led by FNJ vice-president Yagya Sharma comprises Umid Prasad Bagchand (vice-president), Shiva Gaunle (treasurer), central members Samagya Lakoul, Nirmala Sharma, Suman Dahal and former FNJ president Kavre branch, Bhojraj Timilsina. — RSS

Agreement signed:

KATHMANDU: Ministry of Health and the UN system in Nepal have signed an agreement to support national efforts to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country on Tuesday. Under the agreement on ‘Interim provision of the Management Support Agency’, the UN system will help to manage the implementation of the Global Fund support work plan on HIV/AIDS. — RSS

Three to be awarded:

KATHMANDU: The Loonakarandas-Gangadevi Chaudhary Art and Literature Academy on Tuesday decided to present the Saraswati Honour of the year to theatre artiste Hari Prasad Rimal for his contribution to the promotion of Nepali drama and theatre, the Narayangopal Music Honour to noted musician Ambar Gurung and the Itihas Shiromani Baburam Acharya Fellowship Honour to historian Jagadish Chandra Regmi. Each award carries a purse Rs 51,000 and a copper plaque citation. — RSS

Guthi presents report:

KATHMANDU: The Guthi Problems Resolution and Recommendation Committee 2061 BS presented a report to the vice-chairman of council of ministers Dr Tulsi Giri. Chairman of the committee, Jagat Bahadur Roka, submitted the report, according to the office of the prime minister and council of ministers. Acting secretary at the Ministry of Land Reforms and Management, Rudra Kumar Shrestha, and Guthi Sansthan chairman, Nawaraj Sinkhada, were present. — RSS

Feminist movement:

KATHMANDU: The Nepali feminist movement is following a positive direction and should be continued, said Asian feminist leader and writer Kamala Bhasin. She made this remark at a seminar on ‘Feminist movement’ organised by an Indian organisation Sangat and a Nepali non-governmental organisation Stri Shakti on Monday. The movement is not aimed at dominating anyone, she said and sought support from all classes of people. — RSS