Doctors threaten stir

Kathmandu: Nepal Medical Association (NMA) today urged the government to provide professional security to the doctors, threatening to launch a protest after Tihar in the failure. NMA president Dr Kedar Narsingh KC reminded that the doctors were putting in papers due to the lack of security. He was referring to the resignation of doctors at B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan complaining of professional insecurity. In recent days doctors were manhandled at BPKIHS. KC told mediapersons that there were 4,000 doctors serving abroad. Meanwhile, NMA has demanded the amendment of the Health Service Act as well as a hike in the salary of health professionals working for the government . There are only 940 doctors serving at government hospitals nationawide while those serving in the private institutions are as much as 3,000. — HNS

Illegal goods seized in

JHAPA: Police on Friday seized goods worth Rs 900,000 which were being imported to Nepal illegally in Jhapa, on Friday. A patrolling team of armed police from Charalai seized the illegal goods from two buses heading towards West from Kakarvitta. Nanda Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Sanischare - 5 was injured when police and the persons carrying the goods clashed briefly in the buses, police said, adding, "Adhikari was rushed to local Amda Hospital." The seized goods included clothes, television sets and different brands of enamel, police said, adding that the seized items would be handed over to the custom office. — HNS

Minister Yadav

KATHMANDU: Minister for Agriculture and Cooperative Mrigendra Kumar Singh Yadav said food crisis is prevailing in the country owing to population upsurge and annihilation of fertile land caused by natural disaster. Speaking at a programme organised here on Friday by Directorate of Agriculture Business Promotion and Market Development, Minister Yadav put forth the idea of promoting modern agriculture system and pledged quality seeds, fertilisers and equipment for the farmers. The minister felicitated some 98 best farmers were felicitated on the occasion. — RSS

Mahato meets Danish minister

KATHMANDU: Minister for Commerce and Supplies Rajendra Mahato held meeting with Development Cooperation Minister of Denmark Mrs Ulla Tornaes at the Danish ministry of foreign ministry on Thursday. On the occasion, Mahato thanked Denmark for its continued support to the cause of democracy, peace and development in Nepal. He said Nepal is now focused on economic development and the development cooperation from international partners like Denmark holds special significance. In reply, the Danish minister assured Mahato of continued Danish support for Nepal''s development, according to a press release issued by Nepalese Embassy in Copenhagen. Earlier, under-secretary for trade and investment at the ministry Jarl Frijs-Madsen called on Mahato. In the meeting, the two sides agrees on the importance of trade cooperation as a way to contribute to the economic development of Nepal. Nepal''s ambassador to Denmark Bijay Kant Lal Karna, officials of the ministry and the embassy were present in the meetings. Mahato is leading a business delegation to Denmark. The visit os aimed at fostering closer ties between the business communities of the two countries. — RSS