Nepal-Kazakh ties

KATHMANDU: Nepal and Kazakhstan have established bilateral diplomatic relations. Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, Durga Prasad Bhattarai and his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov signed a joint communiqué’ to this effect amid a ceremony held at Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan in New York on Tuesday, according to a statement released by Permanent Mission of Nepal in New York. On the occasion, the two envoys said that the signing of the communiqué marked a milestone in deepening and widening the relations between Nepal and Kazakhstan in days ahead. The two ambassadors also jointly informed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon about the establishment of Nepal-Kazakhstan bilateral diplomatic relations on Tuesday itself. Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth largest country by land area, located in Central Asia with some part also in Europe.

Body found

KATHMANDU: A man in his mid-50s was found dead in Kirtipur on Wednesday. Police have identified the deceased as Ram Bahadur. His fully full identity is yet to be ascertained. He used to work as a porter in and around Panga, Kirtipur. The body has been sent to TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj for post-mortem.

Held for murder bid

KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday arrested a man from Tokha on charge of attempt to murder. Rim Bahadur Khatri aka Rim KC, 47, of Titang-7 of Baglung, currently residing in Tokha, had allegedly attacked Surya Bahadur Gurung, 27, of Dhading and Jeevan Chaulagain, 29, of Okhaldhunga with a sharp-edged weapon on March 21. The duo had sustained serious injuries in the attack that took place in front of the Himsagar Dohori Sanjh restaurant in Gongabu. Khatri was at large.