Citizenship for elderly

GAIGHAT: Hundred-and-three-year-old Mangala Devi Koirala of Phaktang VDC in Khotang district received her citizenship certificate recently, the VDC secretary, Rajan Adhikari, said on Wednesday. A mobile team distributing citizenship certificates handed her the certificate at her residence. “I finally got my citizenship certificate, but in the last phase of my life,” she reacted. — HNS

Hydel project resumes

MELAMCHI: Indrawati 3rd Hydro Power Project, which was closed for the last four days, reopened on Wednesday after the project management agreed to meet the demands of locals in the meetings held on Tuesday and Wednesday. The locals of Jyamire, Lagarche, Banskharka, Duwachaur and Bhotenamlang VDCs, which are affected by the project, had closed the project on Sunday with a 15-point charter of demands. — HNS

NC issues whip

Kathmandu: Chief whip of the NC Parliamentary Party Ananda Prasad Dhungana on Wednesday issued a whip to its MPs to attend a meeting in the House on Friday and vote in favour of the Interim Constitution (first amendment) Bill 2007. — HNS

Escort for night buses

Itahari: Over a dozen night coaches that left for Kathmandu and different parts of western Nepal from the east were escorted by the Armed Police Force and Nepal Police personnel on Tuesday night. The security personnel escorted the coaches in view of the potential obstacles along the Mahendra highway by agitating Madhesi People’s Rights Forum cadres.— RSS

Bara DEO unlocked

BARA: Activists of the NSP(A)-affiliated Nepal Students’ Forum on Wednesday unlocked the Bara District Education Office (DEO) after an agreement between education officer Bali Ram Prasad Singh and Bara NSF chairman Brij Kishor Giri. In Bardiya grade eight students of Bhrikuti school locked out the DEO, demanding that the board examination be held in the respective schools. — HNS

Fire Biswasi: Govt told

Kathmandu: Seven Dalit organisations on Wednesday served a five-day ultimatum to the government, urging the latter to scrap its decision of appointing Bhagwat Biswasi, “a royal agent”, as the chief of the National Dalit Commission. Organising a press conference, they warned of agitation if the government did not withdraw its decision. — HNS