Provide prompt services’


Minister of Education and Sports, Radha Krishna Mainali, has called on the staffers under the ministry to provide prompt services to the people. Issuing directives to the staffers of the Education Department on Thursday, he said that the ministry is mulling over launching programmes for the benefit of the deprived, poor, and the Dalits. — RSS

Queen’s B-day observed


On the occasion of the 55th auspicious birthday of Queen Komal, a special function was organised at the Armed Police Force (APF) headquarters in Halchowk, Swayambhu, on Friday. Inspector general of the APF, Sahabir Thapa, and other APF personnel, wishing good health, happiness and prosperity to the Queen, garlanded the Queen’s portrait. President of the APF Family Women’s Association, Kalpana Thapa, and other office-bearers also garlanded the portrait of the Queen. Similarly, the Queen’s birthday was celebrated with gaiety and fervour amidst a variety of programmes at all the APF companies, training academy, battalions and base camps. — RSS

Theft at shop


A group of five Tibetan women stole cosmetics worth Rs 200,000 from a cosmetics shop at Makhantol, Kathmandu, yesterday, the police said. The women, who have been identified as Kasang Dolma, Lhako Dolma, Ghurne Chhiring Dolma, Pema Dolma and Ngingma Dolama, had been living illegally in Nepal for some time. According to police, they cheated the shopowner, Sapana Shrestha, by diverting her attention. — HNS

Roadside shops cleared


A “special committee” on Friday cleared the rows of street shops around the Patan Durbar Square and along the street to Lagankhel. The move is said to have been initiated by the Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC), but the LSMC does not have enough manpower to take such a move. Street vendors were told the order to clear the shops came from high above. — HNS