Envoy meets PM

KATHMANDU: Indian ambassador Rakesh Sood met Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter’s residence in Baluwatar on Thursday. The meeting dwelt on current loadshedding problem in Nepal and measures to mitigate the crisis. Sood also urged the PM to ensure border security for the upcoming general elections in India, said Om Sharma, PM’s press advisor. — HNS

Appeal for help

KATHMANDU: Dev Raj Lama, a resident of Khaharepangu VDC-8 of Kavre, on Thursday pleaded for financial help for treatment of his to injuries he sustained in an accident. Lama was injured in an accident and cannot discard urine. Doctors have referred Lama to Indian hospitals. All willing people can deposit money in a saving account (13682) at Rastriya Banijaya Bank’s Dhulikhel branch or Nepal Investment Bank’s Ac no-00105080266137. — HNS

CA chairman’s call

KATHMANDU: CA chairman Subas Nembang called all political parties on Wednesday to work towards improvement in water supply and sanitation facilities. Addressing a solidarity assembly organised by End Water Poverty Campaign, Nembang urged the parties for such commitment. According to statistics provided by the campaign, 14 million people in Nepal are deprived of sanitation facilities and 6.8 million people are deprived of drinking water facilities. — HNS

Power generation hit

LAMJUNG: Power generation from Mid-Marsyangdi Hydropower Project, the second largest hydel project of the country, has been affected due to decreased water level in Marsyangdi River. The project has been generating 20 MW, which is only one fourth of its capacity . According to director of the project Sunil Dhungel, the project is generating 35 MW power during peak hours and 20 MW during normal hours. The project used to produce 35MW during normal hours and 42 MW during peak hour. According to Dhungel, two plants in the project, each with a capacity of 35 MW, had not been utilised fully due to reduced water flow. — HNS