Expats’ voting rights?

Bangkok: Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has said a provision allowing Nepalis living abroad to exercise their franchise would be considered as the Nepalis living abroad were the real ambassadors of Nepal. Speaking at a reception hosted on Thursday evening by Charge d’affaires at the Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok, Thailand, Arjun Kanta Mainali, he said expatriate Nepalis had an important role in enhancing Nepal’s interest and image. PM is on a medical trip to Bangkok.— RSS

Lightning claims 3

NUWAKOT: Three persons, including a pregnant woman, were killed and seven others injured when they were struck by lightning at Shikarbensi-4, Nuwakot, on Thursday night. Twenty-year-old pregnant woman Malati Parajuli, 83-year-old Lal Bahadur Thapa and Rajan Thapa (11) were killed on the spot, said a teacher Kalyan Dhungana of Bachchhala Lower Secondary School. The injured include Arjun Thapa, Ram Kumari Pandit, Sita Pandit, Sabina Thapa, Gore Pandit, Bimala Thapa and

Keshav Pandit. — HNS