School padlocked
KHANDBARI: Teaching-learning activities have been halted at Ratna Ambika Higher Secondary School in Sankhuwasabha's Tumlingtar since Monday when students of grades IX and X padlocked the academic institution demanding a computer teacher. The students said they had resorted to the task as the school administration ignored their demand. They maintained that they would not submit until the management gave in to their demands. The school has grades from I to XII. Meanwhile, headmaster Gopal Prasad Ghimire said attempts were underway to solve the problem.
Bomb hoax
JANAKPUR: A suspicious object has been found in the first floor of Fuljin Shaha housing complex in Janakpur Municipality-1 on Monday. The complex houses branch office of Nepal Investment Bank and project office of Janakpur-Dhalkebar road. Police said the item kept inside a bag looks like a pressure cooker which could be a bomb. A team of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel have taken hold of the site. The bomb hoax has come in the wake of Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar's scheduled visit on Tuesday. Leprosy eradicated

KATHMANDU: Nepal is all set to declare the eradication of Leprosy from the country on Tuesday. Minister for Health and Population Umakanta Choudhary will make the announcement to this effect amid a function to be organised in the capital. Following the declaration, World Health Organisation will register Nepal in the list of Leprosy-free countries. The declaration ceremony will be witnessed by Yohei Sasakawa, a WHO goodwill ambassador for Leprosy. Nepal, Brazil and East Timor were the only countries yet to eliminate the disease.