CIAA’s surprise check

KATHMANDU: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Wednesday carried a surprise check at Land Revenue Office, Dilli Bazaar. A team led by joint government attorney Khagaraj Dhakal, section officer Govinda Adhikari and police inspector Babu Raja Khadka found that unauthorised persons had easy access to secret documents in the office. “As we found that the chief of the office Prem Bahadur had not been following our directives, we will initiate action against him,” acting CIAA chief Lalit Bahadur Limbu said. — HNS

Sena turns religious

KATHMANDU: The third national special general convention of the Shiva Sena Nepal (SSN) has decided to transform it into a religious organisation from a political one and launch campaign for spiritual development. The two-day convention concluded on Wednesday by forming a 109-member new working committee headed by Chandra Prasad Chudal. “The Sena will launch peaceful campaign to make Nepal a Hindu nation,” Chudal said. Madhav Prasad Pokhrel was elected co-chairperson, Niranjan Kumar Gautam and Shambhu Basnet vice-chairpersons, KB Pandey general secretary, Shiva

Dangal assistant general secretary and Hari Budhathoki treasurer. — HNS

IT Revolution Fair

Kathmandu: The Centre for Information Science and Technology (CIST) is set to organise the first “IT Revolution Fair” at Fun Park in Bhrikuti Mandap from May 13 to May 18. The centre said the objective of the fair was to initiate an IT revolution in Nepal. It also plans to provide training to 113 people from 60 districts to spread the medium of information and technology throughout the country. The organisers hope to get over Rs 15 million donations. They said the fair will cost them

approximately Rs 4 million. The venue will be under the vigil of CCTV cameras. — HNS

Fuel supply hit

BIRGUNJ: As fuel tankers and dealers continued their strike on Wednesday as well, the NOC was preparing to import fuel from Raxaul in the night. At least 44 tankers were ready to enter into Nepal at Raxaul. Parsa CDO Durga Prasad Bhandary said the NOC had not informed him whether it needed security for the import but the administration would provide security as soon as the NOC requests it. Meanwhile, agitating tanker entrepreneurs and dealers burnt the effigies of supplies minister and NOC acting director in front of NOC regional office and obstructed traffic at Bypass Road for half an hour. — HNS

Muslims threaten stir

KATHMANDU: Nepal Muslim Nagarik Samaj (NMNS) on Wednesday warned of protests if the government failed to address its 11-point demand. Masruddin Ansari, president of NMNS, said the government should guarantee and ensure the social, political, religious, educational and economical rights of the Muslims. Beside other protests, the society plans to stage sit-ins in front of CDO offices and CA hall and organise chakkajam from April 20 to 24. — HNS