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Feb 25, 2015-

No pol sharing in constitutional bodies: Prez

SIRAHA: President Ram Baran Yadav has said that there should not be political haggling over the appointment in constitutional bodies. He said that it would not be appropriate for the Constitutional Council to appoint officials in the independent bodies as per the political sharing. “I will alert the CC members to keep the issue of appointment free from political sharing,” said President Yadav, while speaking at the centennial anniversary of Chandra Secondary School in Siraha district on Wednesday. (PR)


French award for Shakti Samuha

KATHMANDU: Shakti Samuha, the world’s first NGO created and run by human trafficking victims, has been honoured with this year’s French Republic Human Rights Award. The French Embassy in Kathmandu honoured the organisation with the award on Wednesday. The organisation was also honoured with prestigious Roman Magsaysay Award in 2013. The French Independent Administrative Body, established as National Advisory Commission on Human Right, started giving this award in 1947 to promote human rights. The commission fights against human trafficking and violence against women and

children. Each year

the commission selects the awardees from all over the world. Shakti Samuha has been empowering vulnerable women by providing shelter and vocational training. Shyam Sah of Janakpur was the first Nepali national to get the

award in 2012. (PR)

Orchids seized

NUWAKOT: Police have seized 390 kg orchid meant to be smuggled to China from Nuwakot on Wednesday. The security personnel seized the orchid from a truck that was heading to Bidur, the district headquarters of Nuwakot, from Satyadevi in Dhading. Driver Larjen Tamang was taken into police custody for investigation. (PR)   


Officials held with bribe

POKHARA: A team from the regional office of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has arrested District Forest Officer (DFO) of Baglung, Saroj Kumar Pandey, along with Assistant DFO Tikaram Pantha red-handed with the bribe money of Rs 25,000 each. A team of police along with a CIAA branch officer had caught them in the act at a hotel on Monday evening. The Furniture and Wood Entrepreneur’s Association, Baglung had lodged a complaint with the CIAA against the excesses of DFO officials, prompting the anti-graft body to take action. “We had arrested the two officers on the charges of taking bribe in exchange for settling a case,” said Sarita Dhakal, spokesperson of CIAA regional office, Pokhara, adding that the two had been sent to the Capital for investigation. (PR)



recommended  for by-election

POKHARA: The UCPN (Maoist) has recommended the names of four possible candidates, Krishna Bahadur KC, Geeta Sharma, Tilak Upreti and Yagya Ballav Sharma, for the Constituent Assembly (CA) by-election in Baglung constituency-1, scheduled for April 11. The government is holding the CA by-election to fill the post left vacant following the untimely demise of Nepali Congress lawmaker

from Baglung constituency, Hari Bahadur Khadka, in a road

accident in December last year. (PR)


Published: 26-02-2015 06:13

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