NHPF’s demand

KATHMANDU: Nepal Health Professionals’ Federation (NHPF) on Tuesday demanded the government to hand over the responsibility of health check-up of foreign job seekers to the federation. At a press meet, president of the federation Khadga Bahadur Shrestha also sought government clarifications on some provisions in the Foreign Employment Act. He said only five member organisations of NHPF have been given the authority to carry out health check-up. — HNS

Death from poisoning

MAHOTTARI: One child was killed and another was seriously injured after consuming poisonous food at Dhamaura VDC-7 of Mahottari on Monday. Maujahid Sekh’s son Keshraj, 8, was killed and the condition of his Atilakh Raj, 4, is critical, police said. “As the remaining portion of the food they had consumed smelt of kerosene and poison, the boy must have died of poisoning,” SP Keshav Adhikari said. — HNS

NHRC’s concern

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern about continued violation of human rights in the Tarai. A statement issued by NHRC on Tuesday urged the government to protect people’s right to property, to practice their profession and live freely. — HNS

Security meet held

MAHOTTARI: A meeting of chiefs of security agencies concluded at the Chhinnamasta Armed Police Force Battalion in Maisthan on Tuesday. Secretary of Home Ministry Umesh Mainali, Chief of National Investigation department Dhan Singh Karki, IGP Om Bikram Rana, AFP IGP Basudev Oli and police officers from Dhanusa, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Siraha and Saptari districts attended the meeting and analysed the security situation in Tarai after deployment of Special Task Force, CDO of Mahottari, Netra Prasad Sharma, said. — HNS

Russian team returns

KATHMANDU: Members of five-member visiting Russian delegation, led by vice chairman of Federal Assembly, Alexander P Torshin, returned home on Tuesday. They met the Prime Minister, the Speaker, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, among others. — RSS