Government’s request

KATHMANDU: The Government of Nepal has requested all responsible organisations and the people in general to assist by informing the Home Ministry or the concerned District Administration Office to maintain law and order in wake of the directives issued to the administration to take stringent action against those involved in carrying out activities

that spread disorder in the country. Citizens can contact the Ministry’s Control Room telephone number 4-211214 or 4-211208, a statement issued by the Ministry here on Tuesday said. — RSS

Bus-hit kills child

JHAPA: Four-year-old Raju Shah, who was hurt when a commuter bus hit him at the Ram Chowk in Jhapa on Monday, died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Siliguri, police and family sources said. — HNS

Property looted

ITAHARI: A native of Hasposa VDC, Sunsari district, Brikh Bahadur Rai, was critically injured when a group of about 20 dacoits opened fire on him on Monday night.The dacoits decamped with Rs 7,000, three tolas of gold, five watches and other goods, family members of Rai said. Police have confirmed the incident. — HNS

Resignation accepted

KATHMANDU: The resignation tendered by Secretary at the Royal Nepal Academy for Science and Technology Prof Dr Krishna Manandhar to the PM and Chancellor of the Academy has been approved by the PM, according to the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology. — RSS

PM’s trip to Bangkok

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala will go to Bangkok probably on June 5 for a medical check-up, his daughter Sujata Koirala said here on Tuesday. Koirala is scheduled to visit India after his return from Bangkok, she added. — HNS

Speaker’s order

KATHMANDU: Speaker of the House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Members of the House of Representatives to either switch-off their cell phones or keep them in silent mode. “I would like to draw your attention to switch off your cell phones during the sitting,” Speaker Subash Nemwang said. — HNS

VDC secy abducted

BARA: An unidentified group of around seven people abducted one Hari Narayan Shah, secretary of Gadhahal VDC of Bara from Bharat chowk of Kalaiya, on Tuesday evening. Shah was standing near a teashop when the group caught hold of him and took him to an undisclosed location, witnesses said. — HNS

INSEC’s appeal

POKHARA: Armies of the government and the Maoists should not threaten people, chairman of the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Subodh Raj Pyakurel, said on Tuesday. If the armies like to parade, they should parade in the barracks, not in the villages by threatening the people, he said. “Demonstration of arms can affect the nation at a time when a peace process is underway.” Pyakurel was addressing a programme on ‘People’s Desires in

Constituent Assembly’, organised by the Asian Centre for Peace Study and Mechi-Mahakali Media Society, in Pokhara. — HNS

Teachers’ demands

JANAKPURDHAM: A national assembly of temporary teachers concluded with a demand for making their jobs permanent. The assembly has decided to undertake programmes to build pressure if their concern is not addressed. The assembly has also decided to submit a letter of memorandum to draw attention of the concerned authorities. The assembly has demanded that all teachers working on temporary basis be made permanent. A letter of memorandum will be submitted to Minister for Education on June 2. — RSS