Peacekeeper dies

KATHMANDU: An army cadet sent to the UN Mission in Lebanon died in a traffic accident on Sunday. Amaldar Bishnu Prasad Pokhrel of Fosterfall Battalian, 46th team, died in the accident, according to a statement issued by the Nepali Army Headquarters on Tuesday. His body will be brought home on Thursday for the last rites. — HNS

NRN donate Rs 1.5m

KATHMANDU: Non-Resident Nepalis' Association handed over Rs 1.5 million to Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday. The fund will be used to promote a trade school to produce skilled manpower, according to the FNCCI. Dr Upendra Mahato, chairman of the NRNA, handed over the cheque to FNCCI president Kush Kumar Joshi, said an FNCCI statement. — HNS