Cabinet takes dozen decisions in a day

KATHMANDU: The government today decided to ban "obscene adverts" on hoarding boards in public places. The obscene adds included alcoholic beverages.

The cabinet meeting also decided to free 204 prisoners, who have completed 50 percent jail term and have acquired good behaviour and 70 years of age, said Home Minister Bhim Rawal. It is a customary decision, which the government makes on the occasion of Dashain and Tihar festival, he added.

The meeting also made an approval for the operation of Kaberi Power Plant construction of Panchthar and Taplejung district. The meeting also declared Hem Narayan Yadav, former CA member, Siraha-4 and Alauddin Ansari, secretary of Birapur VDC of Siraha, as martyrs.

The government decided to provide Rs 100,000 each to the seven families, whose members had been killed in Manang, a few months ago, while collecting yarchagumba. It also decided to provide Rs 300,000 to the family of Prakash Bista, Lokesh Bahadur Malla and Dev Raj Joshi of Bajhang district who were killed during the insurgency era.

The cabinet also dissolved the Social Welfare Council and National Women Commission. The meeting also finalised the names of the CA members of 15 political parties, who are scheduled to take part in the upcoming general assembly of the United Nations.

The meeting, meanwhile, decided to expedite relief efforts and compensation to the families hit by landslides in the far western region.

The cabinet also approved the formation of a high-level investigation committee headed by Dr. Mangalsiddhi Manandhar to probe into the problem of printing, shortage and distribution of Nepali high denomination currency. Finance Ministry, a few days ago, had formed the committee.

Officials commit farcical errors

KATHMANDU: The match between Tajikistan and Iran witnessed scenes probably never ever seen in an international football. Tajikistan’s player Sultonov Tolibjon, who was named as a substitute, played the match from the first whistle but the match officials took 30 minutes to realise their blunder. Jordanian referee Suleiman Salameh showed the player a yellow card and ordered him off the field. Tolibjon was then replaced by Zagurov Anushervon, the player named in the starting XI, in the 47th minute. Match officials erred yet again when they allowed Tolibjon to re-enter the field as a substitute. The FIFA and AFC regulations state that a player can not take to the field twice after being substituted. — HNS