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- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 4, 2016-

Booked on graft allegation

KATHMANDU: A case has been filed against Sarad Kumar Shrestha, sub-engineer at Kathmandu District Technical Office, for receiving bribes amounting to Rs 200,000 from various service seekers. The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority filed the case at the Special Court on Sunday, demanding maximum punishment and a fine of Rs 200,000 against Shrestha. (PR)

Refuelling arrangement for disabled, elderly

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police has decided to provide fuel to the disabled and the elderly persons from its fuel stations at Naxal and Samakhusi. The decision was taken to address problem of the disabled and the elderly persons who are unable to wait in long queues to refuel their vehicles. Police has made refuelling arrangement at its Naxal fuel station for the disabled persons. Likewise, the elderly persons, above 70 years, can refuel their vehicles at the Samakhushi-based station. Deputy Inspector General of Police Kamal Singh Bam said elderly citizens must drive themselves and produce their identity cards for refuelling and the disabled persons can refuel their vehicles by showing their driving licence. (PR)

Two arrested on robbery charge

NEPALGUNJ: Police arrested two people on house robbery charges. Jagat Shahi was arrested from Jamunaha in Banke while his brother Laxman was detained from Kailali, police said. Security personnel seized Rs 5.4 million from the detainees. The Shahi brothers, permanent residents of Simhasan-7 in Dailekh district, reportedly robbed a house in Mumbai, India, and fled to Nepal. (PR)

Clothes collected for quake hit

MYAGDI:  Warm clothes have been collected in Myagdi to support quake survivors in various districts. The Lions Club of Beni and others stakeholders collected the warm clothes by conducting a door-to-door campaign. The warm clothes collected in the district would be sent to Gorkha and Sindhupalchowk through the Kathmandu-based Lions Club office. Santosh Rawal, a member of the club, said five sacks of warm clothes worth Rs 500,000 were collected in Beni Bazaar. (RSS)

Madhesi journos form federation

JANAKPURDHAM: Media persons from Tarai districts have formed the Madhes Journalist Federation Nepal for the greater welfare of journalists and media houses in the region.  A 13-member ad hoc committee was formed under the leadership of Brij Kumar Yadav on Saturday. Media persons in Tarai districts from Parsa to Morang are included in the team. (RSS)

Published: 04-01-2016 09:04

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