Jewellery of historical significance found

KATHMANDU: A bag containing 27 jewellery of archaeological significance was found at Kalanki Temple, Kalanki, on Saturday, police said. Bhesh Raj Neupane and Jaya Narayan Karki, officials at the National Museum under the Department of Archaeology, informed that the jewellery were of archaeological significance and belonged to the temple. The jewellery have been kept at the Metropolitan Police Circle, Kalimati, for further investigation.

World Population Day

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Health and Population together with UNFPA and Central Department of Population Studies on Saturday organised a special event to mark the World Population Day in the capital. The theme of this Day was ‘Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies’. Speaking at the function, Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari and Representative of UNFPA in Nepal Giulia Vallese among others stressed on the need to carry forward an intensive recovery process in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, with special focus on women, children, senior citizens and people living with disabilities.

Man found dead

KATHMANDU: A man was found dead in Manamaiju on Saturday. Bir Bahadur Gurung, 42, of Dhading, was found dead at his rented room in Hile Tole of Manamaiju. The body has been sent to TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, for post-mortem. Police said they have launched investigation into the incident.

Statute copies burnt

KATHMANDU: The 33-party front led by the CPN-Maoist on Saturday burnt the draft of the constitution in Ratna Park. A protest rally was organised before the front cadres burnt the draft statute. CPN-Maoist Valley in charge Dinesh Sharma said the draft constitution was torched and torn upas it was being brought against the people's aspirations. Sharma was of the opinion that the 16-point agreement reached among the four major political parties had blocked the general wave of change in the country. Earlier, some Madhes-based parties had also burnt the copies of the draft statute, saying some provisions in it are regressive and do not ensure the rights of Madhesis and the marginalised. The draft constitution has already been taken to districts for public feedback.

4.4 tremor felt

KATHMANDU: A fresh aftershock measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was felt at 2:28am on Saturday. According to the National Seismological Centre, the quake was recorded with its epicentre in Gaurishanker Conservation Area in Dolakha. As many as 352 aftershocks of four or more than that on the Richter scale have been recorded since the 7.6-magnitude earthquake of April 25.