Apropos to the news story “Kin assume Ghimire brothers dead, perform their last rites” (THT, October 1, Page 1), it has been almost a week since former Home Minister and chief secretary Madhav Prasad Ghimire is missing along with his two younger brothers after a vehicle carrying seven people plunged into the Trishuli River on way back to Kathmandu from Muktinath. After the incident, Nepali security personnel immediately worked hard to recover the bodies of the Ghimire brothers. Since then Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal assured to call Bangladeshi experts to help the search but the government did not take further action. And after a week the Ghimire brothers’ family made effigies of kush, holy grass, and performed the last rites as per the Hindu tradition at the Pashupati Aryaghat. It is sad news that the government couldn’t take any further initiative till date to help search the former Home Minister. It is even shameful that the government didn’t even take it seriously. I wonder why does the former president gets billions of rupees for medical treatment abroad that can be cured within the country. Had the former Home Minister been from a political party the search operation would have been more effective. The government should understand his contribution to the nation while working as a government official and Home Minister at a historic moment. Bhuvan Dharel, Kathmandu


Darkness NEA Tanahun distribution centre chief Sunil Sapkota made an irresponsible statement “Banidpur plunged into darkness for a week” (THT, September 30, Page 4). The Bandipur area has been facing blackout for over a week but the distribution chief said people need not worry about it. But NEA is doing nothing to reconnect the electricity in one of the most popular tourist destinations. How can we promote tourism when the concerned authorities do not pay attention towards fixing the problem for such a long time? The higher authorities should take this issue seriously and instruct their subordinate officials or branches to fix the problem soon. Birat Lama, via e-mail
Cricket It’s a good thing that for the first time in Nepal, Everest Premier League in Nepal has been going on due to which the popularity of cricket is on the rise. Just like the league of football, this league belonging to cricket is also one of its kind. Altogether there are six teams competing against one another. Almost all the players who have participated in for the tournament are Nepalese with Paras Khadka being the center of attraction for the matter of fact is that he is the captain of the current Nepalese national cricket team. However, there are many other players in the form of Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Basant Regmi and Sompal Kami who will make their mark felt proving their capability. Pratik Shrestha, Baneshwor