Mukherjee in Gorkha

GORKHA: Indian ambassador to Nepal, Shiv Shankar Murkherjee, expressed trust that the future of Nepalis will be safe and is in their hands. Speaking at a programme organised by Indian Ex-army Welfare Committee here on Tuesday, Mukherjee said India is with Nepalis for the formation of a new Nepal. India is ready to help Nepal for the formation of a new Nepal, he said. — HNS

Chakka jam today

KATHMANDU: The Mid-Valley Bus Entrepreneurs’ Association (MVBEA) said on Tuesday that it would organise a chakka jam on Wednesday to protest the attack on a public bus by some students. “The buses belonging to MVBEA will not ply on the city streets on Wednesday,” said MVBEA secretary Krishna Giri. He said some students of Sharada secondary school situated near TIA tried to torch a public bus after thrashing both the driver and the helper on Sunday. — HNS

NEFIN protest plan

KATHMANDU: An emergency meeting of the Federal Council of the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) held here on Tuesday decided to launch a series of protest programmes against the November 8 agreement between the seven-party alliance and the Maoists beginning Wednesday. — HNS

SC show cause to govt

Kathmandu: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to the government, asking why compensation has not been given to the family of a deceased person who was shot dead by the police last year. A single bench of Justice Ram Prasad Shrestha issued the order giving 15 days’ time for the government to furnish the reply. Dayaram Pariyar was shot dead last year. His brother and sister Chandra and Sabitri Pariyar had filed the case on Monday. — HNS

Nepali documentary

NEW DELHI: The People’s Power of Nepal has been declared the best documentary film by the Indian Social Forum here. The documentary is based on repression during the Jana Andolan II, political events and the audacity displayed by the Nepali

people. Everyone showed interest when it was screened on Sunday and it is a matter of pride for Nepal, said Dinesh Prasai, one of the hosts. The documentary, made by Ajay Shiwakoti, will be screened again on Monday,” he said. — HNS

Court order sought

Pokhara: Advocate Bishwo Ghimire on Tuesday filed a writ petition in the Pokhara Appellate Court seeking a mandamus order to authorities concerned to demolish huts on the bank of Phewa Tal and stop further construction. The Kaski district development committee, Pokhara Valley City Development Committee, Pokhara Sub Metropolis, Sarangkot, Pumdibhumdi and Chapakot VDCs are the defendants in the petition. — HNS

Typhoid epidemic

SANKHUWASABHA: Typhoid has pounded Kimaghngwa village development committee of Sankhuwasabha, a bordering VDC to China which is some 50 miles away from the District Headquarters, Khandbari. “The headmaster of a local Mimalaya Primary School, Laya Bhote said there is no stock of medicine in the sub-health post. Bhote said more than 20 people have been seriously affected by typhoid. The disease has broken out since the mid of October. The patients are bound to return without treatment as the health workers deployed have no knowledge to check patients. — RSS

Climber injured

Kathmandu: Japanese climber Nishino Asako, member of Earthdesk Mt Amadablam Expedition 2006, was injured on her way down on November 9 following her successful ascent of Mt Amadablam. Asako suffered an ankle sprain while descending from Camp II to Camp I and was airlifted to Kathmandu, said Bochi-Bochi Trek, agency for the team. — HNS

Teachers’ warning

Birgunj: Private School Teachers’ Union (PSTU) have warned that they will launch an agitation if its charter of 16 demands, including ensuring permanent employment for the teachers, are not met within November 30. The teachers with PSTU submitted the 16-points demands to district chairman of PABSON Lal Babu Patel and chairman of NPAB-SON Nandan Yadav on Tuesday. — HNS

Yechuri arriving today

NEW DELHI: Politburo member of Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechuri will arrive in Kathmandu on Wednesday to help the peace process in Nepal. General secretary of South Asia Foundation in New Delhi, Rahul Baruwa, is also accompanying Yechuri, said Yechuri’s personal secretary, Bhiraiya Kanduri. “Yechuri is arriving on a two-day visit to Nepal on the invitation of PM Girija Prasad Koirala,” said Baruwa. Yechuri will meet Koirala, Deputy PM and Minister for Foreign Affairs, KP Sharma Oli, Maoist chairperson Prachanda among others. — HNS

Report submitted

KATHMANDU: The Civil Service Commission on Tuesday submitted its annual report of the fiscal year 2062/63 to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. Talking to the media persons soon after the handover of the report, chairman of the commission, Tirtha Man Shakya said that the report has made recommendations for measures needed to be taken up in view of changed political context. Earlier, the commission used to submit its reports to King. — RSS