News Digest

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
News Digest

Jul 17, 2014-

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom sponsors photo contest

KATHMANDU: Samsung Galaxy K Zoom has sponsored prize for the ‘Daily Life’ category of the IME Global IME Photo Contest 2014 being organised by the Photojournalists’ (PJ) Club, the apex body of photo journalists in the country. Dipak Malhotra, executive chairman of International Marketing Services Pvt Ltd (IMS), and PJ Club Chairman Prakash Mathema signed a memorandum on this regard on Thursday. (PR)

Pupils, teachers donate blood

KATHMANDU: Club Hatemalo Foundation, a voluntary organisation formed by the students from The British College, conducted a blood donation programme on Thursday. Various participants, including students and teachers at the college, donated blood during the programme organised under the corporate social responsibility of the college. Narendra Kandel, academic director at the college, also asked the Foundation to continue such work in future. (PR)

New security setup discussed

KATHMANDU:  Political parties have said a central system should be set up to oversee an independent provincial security agency to include the security agencies in a federal setup.  Speaking at a conference titled Roles and Structures of Security Agency in Federal Democratic System in the Capital on Thursday, Acting Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam suggested restructuring Nepal Police. UCPN (M) leader Barsa Man Pun said Armed Police Force and Nepal Army should be used as backup force. (PR)

ICIMOD awarded

KATHMANDU: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has received a ‘Special Achievement in Geospatial Technology’’ award in California, USA, on Wednesday. The ESRI International User Conference awarded the institution for its contribution to reduce the effects of climate change using geospatial technology in the Hindu Kush region. Recipients of the award are selected from among thousands of organisations worldwide. “The award recognises and honours ICIMOD’s contribution to using GIS technology to leverage geospatial information resources for addressing the pressing developmental challenges of the Hindu Kush Himalayas,” said Basanta Shrestha, director of Strategic Cooperation, who received the award on the behalf of ICIMOD. (PR)

Man held with illegal Yarcha

SANKHUWASABHA: Police arrested Nima Tschering Sherpa in possession of illegally collected yarchagumba (Cordyceps sinensis) from Khandbari-10 on Thursday. The security personnel seized 1.480 kg yarchagumba from the suspect. Deputy Superintendent of Police Kamal Thapa said the permanent resident of Makalu-9 collected the fungus without permission from Makalu Barun National Park. Sherpa was handed over to park authorities for investigation. (PR)

Inmate dies of heart ailment

PARSA: A 62-year-old female inmate at Birgunj prison died of heart ailment on Wednesday afternoon. Maimulnesa Khatun of Birgunj-17 died while receiving treatment at National Medical College where she had been admitted on Monday, said police. Deputy Superintendent of Police Purushottam Subedi said Khatun was serving time on murder conviction for the last two years.  (PR)

Published: 18-07-2014 08:53

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