62nd CC meet
KATHMANDU: The 62nd meeting of the Constitutional Committee (CC) was held on Sunday under the chair of the committee Nilamabar Acharya. The meeting discussed how to incorporate the written suggestions given by the committee members on the preliminary draft report on the issues of committee's jurisdictions and the ways for giving a final touch to the report. The meeting also agreed to make decisions on the suggestions through consensus during the next meeting scheduled for 8:30 am tomorrow.
Litterateur no more
BIRATNAGAR: Litterateur Khagendra Pradhananga passed away at the age of 86 in Birtnagar yesterday. Pradhananga published poems, novels, dramas and other over dozen literary creations in his name. Pradhananga was awarded with Rastriya Prativa Puraskar, Gangaram Bhadra Sheela Bani Puraskar and many others awards. Pradhananga is survived by three sons.
Kids’ classes
BAJURA: Students of Pate Primary School in Dahakot VDC of Bajura district are forced to take classes sitting on cold ground after a room in the school's building was damaged by landslide on July this year. The school that lies in the backwater of the district has two teachers to run three classes and 72 students. Mostly, it snows here as the school lies in high altitude. The school closes frequently when it is cloudy and resumes only on sunny days, said teacher Yuba Raj Joshi. The school is reeling under shortage of drinking water.
Domestic violence
KATHMANDU: Over a dozen cases have been lodged in National Women''s Commission (NWC) after the government enacted the Domestic Violence Act (Crime and Punishment). However, NWC informed that giving a final verdict over the cases was hampered due to lack of regulations of the Act. Acting secretary at the NWC Rituraj Bhandari said the commission could not forward the cases for the legal procedures due to lack of mechanisms and regulation. The Act has defined the NWC, police offices, local bodies and courts as the offices to hear the complaints against the violence. Bhandari asked the government to bring regulation at the earliest for the effective implementation of the Act.