KATHMANDU— Nepal’s writer Yug Pathak was elected the chair of African, Asian and Latin American Writers Association.
Pathak was elected the chair unopposed from the Association’s ninth convention held in Morocco. Prior to this, Pathak was the organization’s assistant general secretary.
After his election to the chairperson, Pathak said that leading the world’s one of the prestigious and grand old organizations was a prideful challenge for Nepal. He also committed to raise the voices of the war-torn and poor peoples from the third world countries through the medium of literature and cultural movements.
Issuing the declaration, the convention has also expressed its displeasure to the rising intolerance taking place across in the world.
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.