Thapa in US

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Rastriya Janashakti Party (RJP), Surya Bahadur Thapa, who is currently in the United States of America, briefed some US security authorities of the current political situation in Nepal, a party source said. Speaking at a reception in the US, Thapa said Nepal is working towards conducting elections to a constituent assembly to establish people’s sovereignty. “Nepal has now entered a new phase,” the party quoted Thapa as telling

the reception. Thapa is returning on June 5. — HNS

Envoy calls on Lohani

KATHMANDU: US ambassador to Nepal James F Moriarty on Thursday met Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani, co-chairman of the Rastirya Janashakti Party (Thapa wing), and discussed the political situation in Nepal. — HNS

Indian aid for school

KATHMANDU: The Indian embassy on Thursday donated Rs 27,87,684 for the construction of an additional block of the Pashupati Siksha Mandir School, Ranitalau, Nepalgunj. A mobile eye care ambulance worth Rs 10,84,582 was also donated to the Fateh-Bal Eye Hospital. — HNS

Ranger suspended

BARDIYA: The Bardiya District Forest Office suspended a ranger of the Mahadeva Range post, Badaruddin Khan, for two months for his role in timber smuggling, assistant forest officer Bardiya Hem Raj Bista said. — HNS