KATHMANDU: The Prince of Songkra University in Hat Yai, Songkra Province of Thailand, has contributed one million Thai Baht (over three million rupees) for the relief of the earthquake victims in Nepal, according to the Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok. Similarly, Songkranagarind Hospital, under the Prince of Songkra University, has made a contribution of 600,000 Thai Baht (over 1.8 million rupees) for the same. A group from the university and hospital, led by President of the university and a member of National Legislative Assembly of Thailand, Associate Prof Chusak Limsakul, on Friday handed over the cheques for the stated amounts to Ambassador of Nepal to Thailand Khaga Nath Adhikari, according to a statement issued by the embassy today. Ambassador Adhikari thanked both the institutes for their contributions.
Tents distributed
KATHMANDU: Differently Able Youth Organisation on Friday handed over relief materials to the quake survivors in Sindhupalchowk. According to Prakash Shrestha, chairperson, DAYO, the organisation in the presence of president and secretary of Gumba Management Committee provided tents to 29 households in Baruwa VDC ward no 6 and 8. He stated that altogether 192 people benefited from this support. The locals who have not yet received any support from the government thanked DAYO for the relief, Shrestha said.
Rented room burgled
KATHMANDU: Property worth Rs 111,800 was stolen from a rented room in Koteshwor on Thursday, police said. A gang of thieves broke into the room of Masoda Phuyal in the house of Bhagawati Dahal in Narephant, Koteshwor, and made off with cash and gold and silver ornaments. The suspects are at large, police said.