King’s message

KATHMANDU: King Gyanendra on Wednesday expressed sadness at the loss of lives and damage of property as a result of floods in Maharashtra state in the recent days. In a message to Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam, the King said, “The people of Nepal join us in wishing an early recovery from the flood situation.” — RSS

Ban lifted

SYANGJA: The District Administration Office, Syangja, lifted a ban on pillion riding from Tuesday. — HNS

Wife kills hubby

SURKHET: Jashi Nepali of Narayan municipality-7, Dailekh, is reportedly absconding after murdering her husband on Monday, the police said. — RSS

World Indigenous Day

KATHMANDU: A meeting of indigenous people representing various organisations on Tuesday formed a committee under the coordination of Dr Mahesh Man Shrestha to celebrate the World Indigenous Day-2005. — HNS