‘Constitution is woman-friendly’

KATHMANDU: All Nepal Women Association (ANWA) has hailed the new constitution draft noting that it has paved the stepping stone for ensuring equal participation of women in every organ of the state. At a press conference here on Thursday, Association Chairperson and CPN-UML Vice-Chair Bidhya Devi Bhandari said unveiling of the draft statute at a time when the country has long been s hostage of indecision has marked a fresh start. “The draft has come even though it is already late. The draft has guaranteed one-third participation of women in the Federal House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly, 40 per cent women participation in local bodies, constitutional recognition to women’s commission and new provision that one can receive surname from mother on the citizenship certificate,said Publicity Department Chief of Association Shanti Adhikari.

Two bodies found

BIRGUNJ: Two bodies were found at two separate places in Parsa on Thursday. The body of a youth was found in a mango garden at Biruwaguthi of the district. However, the body is yet to be identified, said police.Security personnel were informed about the incident when a woman saw the body while she was there to collect fodder. Police have surmised that the youth might have been stabbed to death. Meanwhile, a construction worker of Birgunj, Adarshanagar-based Purano Diyalo Hotel, was found dead on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Jaya Prakash Mandal, 38, of Saptari, said Sub-inspector of Ward Police Office Ramesh Regmi. ‘’Investigations are under way,’’ he said.

One swept to death

PYUTHAN: Twenty-five-year-old construction worker Dil Bahadur Chaudhary of Gadhawa, Dang, died after he was swept away by the flooded Jhimruk River on Thursday. According to police, Chaudhary was swept away while he was bathing in the river. His body was handed over to his kin on Thursday itself, following the post-mortem.