KATHMANDU, Oct 3: When Ram Bhandari received a call from his father Tej Bahadur Bhandari on December 31, 2001, his father informed him that he was meeting with the then Chief District Officer (CDO) of Lamjung, Shiva Prasad Nepal on that day, and was coming to Kathmandu the day after.

ATLANTA, April 26: Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food.