LALITPUR: Police on Tuesday arrested a man in Gwarko with fake Nepali bank notes. The suspect has been identified as Roshan Kumar Yadav, 30, of Mahottari. He was caught while making transaction of a counterfeit note in the denomination of Rs 1,000 with a shopkeeper to buy a mobile phone recharge card. It was followed by a raid in his rented room where police confiscated more fake notes with face value of Rs 700,00. All notes were in the denomination of Rs 1,000, police informed.
Houses for victims
KATHMANDU: World Peace Centre (Alandi) Maeers, an organisation based in Pune of India, is all set to build 120 houses for earthquake victims in Tarakeshwor, Kathmandu. While speaking at a foundation stone-laying programme at Purano Guheshwori of Kathmandu on Wednesday, the organisation’s chairperson Vishwanath D Karad pledged to build 120 houses for the quake victims. Karad informed that the houses will be built in three months and that they are designed by engineers of MIT Group of Institutions, Pune. MIT Director KK Jha said each house would cost around Rs 150,000.
Man attacks wife
KATHMANDU: A woman was injured after her husband attacked her with a khukuri at their rented room in Baikunthapuri Gate of Tokha Municipality on Tuesday. Bimala Shrestha, 27, of Syaule, Sindhupalchowk-6, is being treated at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, police said. Her husband Dipak Shrestha, 30, is at large. Police said they have launched an investigation into the case.
KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday nabbed a man who was at large after attacking another man with a rod. Nishan Tamang, 25, of Chitlang-8, Makawanpur, currently residing in Kirtipur, was on the run after he attacked Bijay Lama, 28, of Thapamara-4, Sarlahi, in a drunken stupor on the premises of Tribhuvan University Campus, Kirtipur, on Tuesday. Injured Lama is undergoing treatment at Kirtipur Model Hospital, police said.
Succour for students
KATHMANDU: Students affected by the April 25 earthquake will be entitled to scholarships, along with hostel facilities for higher secondary level education, according to the Higher Secondary Education Board. Any affected student, who passed the School Leaving Certificate exam this year and wishes to pursue higher secondary education will get full scholarship, said the HSEB. The scholarship and hostel facilities will be granted to students from 14 districts that were affected the most by the earthquake. Students who lost one or both parents, lost their houses or got injured in the earthquake can apply for the scholarships and hostel facilities, according to the HSEB. The apex body for regulating higher secondary education has said students should contact the Affiliation Division of the HSEB by July 10 to get the scholarship and hostel facilities.