Pandey off to Maldives

KATHMANDU: Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey on Saturday left for Male, the capital of the Maldives, where he will attend the golden jubilee celebration of the Independence of Maldives on Sunday. Pandey was invited by his Maldivian counterpart Dunya Maumoon. The Maldives became independent from the United Kingdom on July 26, 1965. Minister Pandey is scheduled to return home on July 28, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Gold chain snatched

KATHMANDU: A group of unidentified persons snatched a gold chain from a man in Baneshwor on Saturday. According to a complaint lodged with police, a group of three unidentified persons riding on a bike made off with the gold chain weighing two tola of Niraj Karna, 20, of Bishnupur-1, Siraha, currently residing at Thapagaun. Police said the incident occurred while Karna was starting his bike on the road. The culprits are at large. Investigation is underway, said police.

Suspects held

KATHMANDU: Police on Friday arrested two persons from separate places of Kathmandu for their alleged involvement in theft. The detainees are Raj Pandey, 21, of Kanthapur-7, Baridya, and Rup Narayan Oli, 32, of Tarigaun-3, Dang. Pandey was said to be at large after stealing a bag containing cash and gold ornaments of Anita Sah from her office in Gongabu on June 15. Similarly, he had stolen property worth around Rs 250,000 from the rented room of Mrigendra Sen Oli at Kalika Nagar, Naikap, on December 3, 2013. He was on the run after the burglary.