Dolakha fest in Dec

DOLAKHA: Dolakha festival is going to be held from the first week of December with an objective of promoting tourism in the district by protecting its religious, historical, natural and cultural heritages. The festival will be held at Tundikhel, the open ground in the district headquarters, Charikot for three days from 23-25, December. A 23-member main function committee has already initiated the preparatory works for the same. The committee has proposed a budget of about Rs 1.1 million for the festival, which will be held, under the coordination of Dolakha Chamber of Commerce and Industry. — RSS

Maoists surrender

Kathmandu: Two Maoists surrendered before the Armed Police Force, Base Camp in Khodpe, Baitedi. The two surrendered on Wednesday along with two guns, combat dress, gunpowder and wires, says the Armed Police Headquarters. Those surrendering are Pudke Saud,23, alias Jayanti of Bhumiraj VDC-5 in Baitedi district and Dhan Bahadur Kunwar, 21, alias Sandesh of Kuwakot VDC-8 in the same district. Likewise, Sapurna Khatiwada, 23, alias Bardan who had been involved in terrorist activities in the past gave himself up before the Eastern APF Headquarters, Bahara Brigade, Pakali, it is stated. — RSS

APF office inspected

KATHMANDU: Home Secretary Bal Krishna Prasai made an on-site inspection of the Armed Police Force (APF) Office on Friday and acquired information on the works being carried out by the Force across the country. Inspector General of the APF, Sahabir Thapa briefed Secretary Prasai about the different aspects of the APF, including its duty and responsibilities. Speaking at a programme organised after the inspection, Secretary Prasai said that all the citizens looked up to the APF in hope. — RSS

Soldier killed in attack

KATHMANDU: An army personnel was killed when the Maoists attacked a team of security personnel in the Odanebhanjyang area of Kavrepalanchowk district on Friday, the Defence Ministry said. — RSS

Party launched

Kathmandu: The Rastriya Ekta Parishad (National Unity Council) has constituted a party called Rastriya Janarajya Parishad as a political organisation and registered it with the Election Commission on Friday. In a press meet here, the Council said it would remain a conscious and active society organisation while Rastriya Janarajya Parishad would take part in the elections. The Council said that the new party is committed to constitutional monarchy, multi-party democracy, human rights and the rule of law. —RSS

Teachers’ exam results

KATHMANDU: The Teachers’ Service Commission has published the results of the written examination for the permanent teaching licence for the secondary, lower secondary and primary level for the districts of the Far West Development Region on Friday. According to the Commission, results of the remaining regions and districts will be published in phases. The Teachers Service Commission conducted the permanent teaching licence examination for the second time. — RSS