in briefs

Martin calls on Nepal

KATHMANDU: UNMIN Chief Ian Martin called on General Secretary of the CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal at the CPN-UML Parliamentary Party Office on Sunday. They discussion on the Constituent Assembly polls, role of international observers and monitoring process for the CA polls along with the process for Maoist combatants’ verification. — RSS

Online scribes’ passes

KATHMANDU: The Department of Information on Sunday decided to provide press passes to journalists working in the news-based online services. The decision came after the Online Media Association requested the government to provide press passes to online scribes. The department said it would provide the press passes to a maximum of six journalists working in online media. — RSS

Nepali bags award

KATHMANDU: A Nepali student, Natasha Todi of the Alok Vidhyasharm, stood first in an art competition organised by the European Commission, representing Asia for her work on Gender Equality, Alok Vidhyasharm said on Sunday. — HNS

ULF elects new leader

KATHMANDU: The parliamentary party of the United Left Front on Sunday elected Nanda Kumar Prasai as its new leader replacing CP Mainali. The party has named Ganesh Shah as its Chief Whip. — HNS

Property stolen

KATHMANDU: Property worth Rs 336,000 was stolen from the house of one Sushma Chhetri at Bagdol of Lalitpur early on Sunday, police said, adding an investigation is on. — HNS