Republican forum

KATHMANDU: A gathering of intellectuals formed central executive committee of National Republican Forum Nepal here on Friday under the leadership of journalist Ashok Subedi. The meeting decided to form its district chapters. — HNS

Plea to help campus

Kathmandu: The Gamnangtar Sewa Samaj has appealed to all to extend financial and other types of support to the Shree Gramodaya Yugkabi Siddhicharan Campus established by the locals at the Gamnangtar VDC of remote Okhaldhunga. — HNS

Robbery at Bansbari

KATHMANDU: A group of 10 armed persons looted property worth Rs 1 million from the house owned by Kailash Dewan at Bansbari, Kathmandu on Saturday, police said. The gang made away with Rs 500,000 and jewellery worth Rs 500,000. — HNS

Four feared killed

Chitwan: One person was killed and three were missing when the jeep they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into Trishuli river on Saturday. Samjhana Lama of Nasika-7, who was critically injured in the mishap died while undergoing treatment. The missing persons have been identified as Asmita Lama, Sonam Lama and Smriti Lama of Nasika-7, police said. The jeep was carrying Buddhist pilgrims bound for Lumbini from Kavre. — HNS

Ex-soldiers’ meet

KATHMANDU: Ex-Army Republican Front on Saturday organised an interaction on the role of former soldiers in the formation of new Nepal. Central member of the CPN-Maoist Gopal Kirati said ex-armies can help in educating people about constituent assembly polls. — HNS

PM congratulated

KATHMANDU: The Socialist International has extended its congratulations to NC president and PM Girija Prasad Koirala for the successful signing of peace accord. NC is a member of the Socialist International. — HNS

Heart check-up drive

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Heart Foundation, Lalitpur Branch and Champapur Jaycees have reached an agreement of jointly organising heart check-up campaign in over 60 schools of Lalitpur district. — HNS

Students’ conference

LALITPUR: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply Hridayash Tripathi on Saturday inaugurated the second national conference of Students’ Quality Circle at Jawalakhel. The three-day conference is aimed at developing students’ quality through practical education. — HNS

10 persons honoured

SARLAHI: Ten persons in Sarlahi were honoured with the Ambassador For Peace awards on Saturday. The Universal Peace Union and Inter-religious and International Association Nepal for World Peace honoured Sarlahi correspondent of THT Shankar Shrestha, journalists Aman Koirala and Rajesh Mishra, politicians Satya Dev Singh and Keshav Dhungana among others. — HNS