New rights body

KATHMANDU: The International Human Rights and Duties Institution-Nepal has been recently formed to work in the area of human rights protection in the country. The rights organisation is led by advocate Ganga Bahadur Gharti. Other members of the organisation are Major (retd) Poorna Singh Khatri, Amar Chandra Thapa, Mohan Kumar Khatri, Khilraj Poudel, Shashikant Adhikari and Yagya Adhikari. — HNS

Meeting held

KATHMANDU: A consultative meeting was held on Friday to finalise the draft law related with trafficking provisions. The draft aims at suggesting the government to amend the existing legal provisions on human trafficking and is expected to be presented to the government soon. The Forum for Women, Law and Development is currently working towards finalising the draft.— HNS

Building handed over

KATHMANDU: The Blood Transfusion Service Centre constructed at Lahan of Siraha district with the help of the government of India was handed over to the Nepal Red Cross Society Lahan branch on Friday, a statement issued by the Indian Embassy on Friday, said. The building that is expected to cater to the needs of over 570,000 people of Siraha, has been constructed with an Indian grant of Rs 1.4 million. — HNS

HURON’s plea

KATHMANDU: The Human Rights Organisation of Nepal (HURON) has urged the Maoists to immediately free 39-year-old teacher Gambhirman Dangol from their captivity. Dangol, a resident of Saramthali VDC, Rasuwa, and a teacher at Gauri Shankar primary school, was reportedly abducted from his home on November 6. HURON has called on the Maoists to respect international humanitarian laws. — HNS

Health camp held

Kathmandu: More than 7,600 people underwent free health check up and received free medicines in a four-day health camp for the disabled organised by the Sunaulo Bihani Area Development Programme, Sunsari, of the World Vision Nepal (WVN). The camp concluded on Thursday, a press statement issued by WVN in Kathmandu, said. — HNS

Release sought

KATHMANDU: HimRights Lifeline has urged the security forces to make public the whereabouts

of eighteen-year-old Sarita Dhungana, a resident of Belkot VDC, Nuwakot district and immediately release her from detention. A group of armed security forces reportedly arrested Dhunagana on Wednesday from Chauthya, Nuwakot district and took her to Dhading.— HNS

‘Looted’ cash found

NEPALGUNJ: The police on Thursday faound cash worth Rs 1.2 million, suspected to have been looted from the Karnali Development Bank, in front of the house of a bank staff, Sachiv Thapa. In his preliminary statement to the police, Thapa said the robbers had robbed cash from him. However, Thapa during interrogation yesterday told the police that he had concealed the money. — RSS

Training held

RAMECHHAP: A journalism training was conducted here with a view to promoting professional

journalism in the country by producing efficient manpower at local level. Inaugurating the training, chairman of the Rammecchap DDC Dhurbaraj Lama stressed that journalists should work in the interest of the country. RSS

Grant handed over

CHITWAN: National Academy for Uplift of Indigenous communities, Lalitpur has handed over a grant of one million rupees to Chepang Development Programme Management Committee for financing school education for children of backward Chepang community residing in Chitwan district. — RSS

Campaign launched

NEPALGUNJ: Saathi Sanstha and the Sancharika Group have launched 15-day awareness campaigns against domestic violence in Banke district from Friday. The campaign will disseminate information and news against domestic violence on women and will also provide treatment for uterus prolapse. — RSS

Causeway built

MAHOTTARI: A concrete cause away has been constructed at Khutta Piparadhi VDC. People of the adjoining VDCs and pilgrims to Gerukadham will benefit from the causeway built over Geru river. — RSS

Girl drowned

ITAHARI: A girl of Tharu community of Aurabani-6 of Sunsari district was drowned on Thursday evening. According to Bharat Lal Tharu, father of the deceased, the three-year old Chitra Lekha Chaudhari died when she fell into the nearby stream while she was playing with her friends. — RSS