Devotees take holy dip

NARAYANGARH: A large number of devotees took a dip in the Narayani river on the occasion of Haribodhani Ekadashi on Saturday. Hindu devotees take bath on every Ekadashi, especially on Harisayani and Haribodhani. Narayangarh bazaar remained busy and crowded due to cross-flow of devotees, said Gopiman Shrestha, a shopkeeper. — HNS

Bike-hit claims kid

KAVRE: Six-year-old Manish Koirala, a resident of Banepa-11, died when a motorcycle hit him in Dhaneshwor on Saturday, the police said. The police have taken Bibek Luitel, the motorcyclist, into custody. — HNS

Meet on child rights

RAJBIRAJ: The Decentralised Actions for Children and Women programme organised a day-long orientation on birth registration on Friday. Surendra Gupta, the president of CRESS-Nepal and facilitator, said the seminar was organised with the objective of generating awareness on the importance of birth registration. — RSS

Seminar on rights

MADHYAPUR: The Worldview Nepal organised a seminar on ‘Human Rights for the Masses and Services for Change’ here on Friday. The seminar was organised with a view to making the people sensitive towards human rights and international laws. — RSS

Health camp held

KATHMANDU: A free health camp was organised for the receipients of scholarships awarded by the Ratna Children’s Fund and Kunina-Nepal here on Saturday. Handing over educational materials to the students, the Assistance Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yangkila Sherpa, lauded the Ratna Children’s Fund and the Kunina-Nepal for their social service. — RSS

School to reopen

DHANUSHA: Thanks to efforts made by educationists, Satyanath Sanskrit Vidhyashram, a six-decade-old Sanskrit school which was closed for the past few years, will reopen soon. Dev Narayan Shah, a social worker, said arrangements for reopening the school have been made. — RSS

Fertiliser confiscated

BHARATPUR: The Armed Police Force, Gadhimai Battalion on Friday seized 155 sacks containing fertiliser from a truck. The cargo was being smuggled out to Kathmandu from Birgunj. The truck was sent to Birgunj customs office. — RSS