World Bank’s pledge

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Surendra Pandey on Friday said that the World Bank (WB) is ready to support Nepal for the climate change issues, peace process and management of the Maoist combatants. Talking briefly to media persons at the Tribhuvan International Airport after his arrival from the annual assembly of the boards of governors of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Istanbul of Turkey, he informed this. During the meeting, Minister Pandey raised voice for the special relief assistance to Nepal. Pandey had demanded US dollar

750 million to the fund so as to address the economic crisis and

problem of starvation facing the

poor countries. — RSS

Call for Nepal Sambat

KATHMANDU: A delegation demanded with the government to form a committee to put Nepal Sambat in practice and to declare public holiday on the New Year day of Nepal Sambat on October 19. The delegation of Nepal Bhasha Manka Khala Nuhud Function Committee called on Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Thursday and put forth this demand in course of celebrating Nepal Sambat New Year 1130. The delegation headed by CA member Tirtha Ram Dangol also invited PM Nepal as a chief guest at the public function to be held in Basantapur to mark the New Year. PM Nepal said he was in favour of constituting a committee to put the Nepal Sambat in practice after holding a meeting with the experts soon. — RSS

GPK feels for victims

KATHMANDU: NC President Girija Prasad Koirala wished for the eternal peace of those who lost their lives in flood and landslides that took place in various districts of far-western and mid-western regions due to the incessant rains for the last couples of days. Koirala also expressed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families and wished for the speedy recovery of those injured in the disaster. — RSS