Indian aid for school

KATHMANDU: The government of India on Tuesday provided a grant of Rs 6.16 million for the building of the Saraswati School in Rautahat, a statement issued here said. C Gururaj Rao, consul general of India, inaugurated the project which will benefit about 1,200 students. Construction of Juddha Secondary School at Gaur and Shree Secondary School at Simarabhawanipur are undergoing under the programme, it said. — HNS

TI’s concern

KATHMANDU: Without specifying a particular verdict, Transparency International, Nepal chapter (TI), on Tuesday expressed serious concern over some rulings of the Special Court in corruption related cases. “This makes the judiciary unpopular and affects the confidence of the people towards the court,” TI said in a statement. It demanded the attention of the apex court in this regard. — HNS

Nine persons awarded

GORKHA: Nine persons were honoured with the Ambassador for Peace awards on Tuesday. The Universal Peace Union Nepal and Inter Religious and International Association Nepal for World Peace honoured the personalities, including Gorkha correspondent of The Himalayan Times, Kishor Jung Thapa, CDO Kailash Nath Kharel, chief of Dravya Shah Multiple College, Ram Chandra Dawadi, Sthaneshwor Dawadi, Bhai Chandra Shrestha, Hari Ram Sharma and Mohan Lal Shrestha with the Ambassador for Peace awards. — HNS