Infant’s treatment :

POKHARA: The infant who had been declared dead by a nurse at the Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara, but had later been found to be alive has symptoms of jaundice, a hospital source said. The infant is being treated with phototherapy in daytime and kept in the neonatal intensive care unit in the night time, the source said. Dr Homnath Neupane is attending to the infant born of Manju Thapa, 31, of Syangja, last Sunday. — HNS

Refugees’ protest :

DAMAK: A 19-member delegation with US parliamentarians, that had arrived to gather information on the problems of Bhutanese refugees in Beldangi refugee camp of Damak, on Sunday cancelled their visit after refugees protested. The refugees also expressed their dissatisfaction over the UNHCR proposal of third country repartiation. The team included US parliamentarian Jim Kulwi, US ambassador to Nepal James F Moriarty, commissioner of UNHCR in Nepal, Abhram Abhram, among others. Some 7,000 refugees chanted slogans and gheraoed the vehicles used by the team on Sunday seeking repatriation to their own country. — HNS

CPN-M meet begins :

KAVREPALANCHWOK: The Central Committee Meeting of the CPN-Maoist started at the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) camp at Kamidanda of Kavre district on Sunday. The meeting discussed on the issue of the arms management and will discuss about the necessary steps the party has to take in the upcoming summit talks, a Maoist source said. Chairman of the CPN-Maoist Prachanda, senior leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai, Agni Sapkota and all the Central Members are taking part in the meeting. — RSS

VSBK technology :

KATHMANDU: The Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln (VSBK) technology of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has been expanded to Jhapa and Biratnagar, said a statement issued here on Sunday. Three industries namely, Jhapa VSBK Industries, Susweta VSBK Industries and Abhi and Sabhi VSBK Industries, have adopted the technology in eastern Nepal. – HNS