HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress aligned Nepal Student Union (NSU) on Tuesday demonstrated in front of government colleges across the Capital. They also called for an hour-long chakkajam beginning from 9:00 am today to protest police interference yesterday during their demonstration against Prime Minster Baburam Bhattarai upon his arrival from Brazil after taking part in the UN Conference.
Anti-drug Abuse day observed
KATHMANDU: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed with various awareness programmes across the country on Tuesday with the theme ‘Global Action for Healthy Communities without Drugs.’ The Ministry of Home Affairs, in conjunction with government and non-government organisations, held a special function in Basantapur to tell the people about the harmful effects of drugs on family and social life. On the occasion, speakers urged the people to stay away from drugs.
Banned pharmacy drugs seized
KATHMANDU: Police on Tuesday arrested four persons with a huge amount of banned pharmaceutical drugs — phensedyl, proxyvon, notrogen tablet and corex — from Naagdhunga. The arrested are Chhedi Dash, Ram Bau Shrestha, Ram Prasad Sah and Dinesh Kumar Chaudhary of Saptari. They were found in possession of the controlled drugs during security check inside a bus. They have been charged under the Narcotic Drug (Control and Punishment) Act.
Chain snatched from couple
KATHMANDU: An unidentified person on Saturday snatched two gold chains from Jagat Singh (55) and his wife Urmila (50) of Rautahat in Kalanki. According to a complaint lodged with the police, the couple was robbed of gold chains valued at Rs 170,000 as they were trying to board a bus bound for Narayangadh at around 8:30 in the morning.
Burglars rob house in Jorpati
KATHMANDU: The house of Lakpa Doma Shrepa was burgled in Jorpati on Tuesday. A gang of unidentified persons barged into the unattended house and decamped with Rs 40,000, coral and jewelry at around 4:30 am when the family members had set out for a visit to Bouddhanath Stupa.