Students’ protest

Dhading: ANNISU-R students of Adarsha Higher Secondary School at Gajuri in Dhading district on Friday disrupted classes demanding fulfilment of their six-point demand. Four days ago, the students gave an ultimatum to the school administration, asking it to meet their demands within three days. They padlocked the school building gates on Thursday, saying that their demands were not met. — HNS

RJP forms panel

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Janashakti Party (RJP) has formed an 11-member party structure consolidation committee under party leader Navaraj Subedi. The decided to this effect was taken at the central working committee meeting at the party office, Kamalpokhari, on Friday. The party has also welcomed the comprehensive peace pact signed by the government and the Maoists. — HNS

Teacher in trouble

KASKI: Kopila has sought action against a teacher who beat up a student for not doing his homework. A communique signed by the General Secretary of the organisation, Bina Silwal, states that teacher Bidur Chandra Dhakal beat up Surya Pariyar of class-6 at the Mahendra Secondary School at Lahachok VDC of Kaski district. — RSS

Moriarty in Jhapa

DAMAK: US ambassador to Nepal, James F Moriarty, on Friday said the US has proposed to take 60,000 Bhutanese refugees into the US. Moriarty, who came here to inspect the headcount of the refugees at Beldangi camp urged refugees to utilize the opportunity. “As we have understood your problems, the US expresses its desire to help you people,” Moriarty said. Danish ambassador to Nepal, Fin Thilsted also said: “The proposal of resettling them in a third country at a testing time is appropriate.” — HNS

Office padlocked

HETAUDA: Hetauda residents on Friday padlocked the municipality office and the Makwanpur District Development Committee office, demanding that the Kanti Highway be reapired forthwith. For the past some years, the highway is in a dilapidated condition. Locals staged a sit-in at the DDC office and on the Hetauda municipality premises all day. — HNS

Medical discount

KATHMANDU: To celebrate the recent signing of the peace accord that formally ended the 11-year armed conflict, Sahara Care Home has decided to provide 50 per cent discount in all medical services in the hospital for a month starting on Friday. Pointing out the need to provide physiotherapy and rehabilitation services for thousands of people paralysed during the insurgency, the hospital said it is confident that they will be able to live a normal life after availing of the facilities in the hospital. — RSS