VC’s office gheraoed

Kirtipur: Nepal Part Time Teachers’ Association, Tribhuvan University, on Thursday gheraoed the office of the Vice Chancellor for three hours beginning 12 noon demanding a contract of their service. Govinda Luitel, central member, NPTTA, told this daily that they were compelled to protest as the government had failed to implement the agreements reached with them in the past. Last year, the teachers staged a fast-onto-death and were promised the demanded contract. The agreement is yet to be implemented. The teachers have also demanded the formulation of a law to address the problem. — HNS

RPP-N to boycott

KATHMANDU: Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal on Thursday said it would not take part in the election of the Constitutional Committee chairperson scheduled for Friday. The party said the selection of the candidate for the vital post should consensus-based, terming the bid unsuccessful since there were disputes among large parties. It said the major parties were not serious about drafting the new constitution. — HNS

Korean speech contest

KATHMANDU: Korean International Cooperation Agency volunteers and the Bishwo Bhasa Campus are organising a Korean language speech competition among the intermediate level students of Korean Language Department in the campus on Friday. KOICA said the main purpose of competition was to enhance the quality of Korean language speakers in Nepal. “The contest will be held keeping in mind the growing popularity of Korean culture, life style and language among Nepalis,” read a KOICA statement. The winner will get a Korean university scholarship and the runners up will be awarded Korean language learning materials. — HNS