EU help to continue’

KATHMANDU: The head of the European Union (EU) Troika, Pekka Metso, today reaffirmed EU’s continued support to Nepal. Following a meeting with Deputy Prime Minster and Minister for Foreign Affairs KP Oli, Metso said that the EU would always stand for democracy in Nepal. “We will always be looking forward to supporting Nepal,” a member of the delegation said. Foreign Minister Oli said the instance of Maoists joining the government will not

lead to changes in EU’s policy towards Nepal. — HNS

Award for student

POKHARA: Karuna Gurung, an international award winner for art and 10th grade student of Kumidini Homes here, has been named recipient of the Rastriya Bal Prativa Puraskar for this year. Funded by littérateur Sarubhakta and managed by Kumidini Homes -Pokhara, the award carries a purse of Rs 15,000 with a letter of appreciation. — HNS

Meeting extended

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Nepali Congress (Democratic) district presidents, that was to conclude on Thursday was postponed till Friday owing to special circumstances, the party said on Thursday. The meet will formally end on Friday. — HNS