NC instructs its lawmakers

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party (PP) working committee on Monday instructed its Constituent Assembly (CA) members to not misuse the red passport and inform the PP before going abroad. The working committee members, at a meeting held on Monday, expressed concern over the misuse of the special passport, going abroad without informing the PP and frequently missing the CA committee meetings. The meeting also decided to call on each NC lawmaker to contribute Rs 1,200 as relief to the flood-hit people of the far-western region, said PP spokesperson Nabindra Raj Joshi. The meeting also asked the CA members to visit their flood-hit constituencies. — HNS

THT makes difference

DHARAN: BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan informed that it would treat ailing first deputy-speaker, Lila Shrestha Subba for free. Dr BP Das, director of the hospital said, “I knew about her through The Himalayan Times, on Monday, we will treat her free of cost.” Lila Shrestha was elected as a member of parliament in 1994 elections. She has been suffering from different ailments for long and was admitted to the hospital recently. Meanwhile, leaders of CPN-UML, Rajendra Gautam and Ajambar Kambang visited her and pledged to ask for her treatment. Amazingly though, more than five hundred people visited her at the hospital, today. Doctors informed that her health condition was improving gradually. — HNS