King’s shares

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the Natural Means and Resource Committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday discussed the details of the shares owned by the king and his family members in Hotel Sherpa Ltd, Yeti Travels Pvt Ltd, Nepal Vegetable Ghee Industry Ltd and Club Himalaya Pvt Ltd. — HNS

Civil Service Act

Kathmandu: Secretary at the Public Service Commission, Kumar Poudel, on Wednesday stressed the need to make appointment process effective and systematic to recruit competent persons in the government service. He was addressing a programme titled ‘Civil Service Act: Stability and good governance’ organised here. — HNS

2,000 sheds razed

Nepalgunj: The District Forest Office demolished 2,000 sheds and houses, built on land of the Nepalgunj forest project area at Rajhena-4 Kohalpur, on Wednesday. Forest users and police joined hands in the drive. — HNS

Five houses looted

KAPILVASTU: A gang of 10 robbers, posing as Maoist cadres looted five houses at Hathihawa VDC, on the Indo-Nepal border in Kapilvastu, on Tuesday night , said Jay Bahadur Chand, SP at the District Police Office, adding they made off with cash and valuables worth Rs 1.25 lakh after scaring locals with firecrackers. Police reached the spot but the robbers had fled, Chand said. A search for the looters is underway, police said. — HNS

Three Nigerians held

KATHMANDU: Police held Nigeria nationals Nueke, James and Abio from Sano Gaucharan on Wednesday on suspicion of possessing fake Indian currency notes. They had come to Sano Gaucharan on a taxi to play football. Suspecting Indian currency notes given by the three might be fake, the driver had called police.— HNS