CIAA directive to TU
Kathmandu: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday directed the Faculty of Medical Science, Tribhuvan University (TU), to correct its faulty procedures regarding the selection of students under the Bachelor of Nursing programme. In response to a complaint filed by Sabita Dahal Sapkota of the TU Teaching Hospital, the CIAA made public its decision. The anti-graft body has charged the faculty of not following established rules and procedures in selecting candidates for BN Nursing under the government quota. The anti-graft body also directed the Office of the Dean to select candidates on merit-basis.
Foreigners held
KATHMANDU: A special squad of police dispatched from the Narcotic Drugs Control Law Enforcement Unit on Sunday apprehended three foreigners, including two women in possession of 688-gram heroin. “The arrests were made from their rented room in Samakhusi, acting on a tip-off,” said the police. The arrested have been identified as Jambian nationals Ani Jambian Nondo (45) and Hiback Jambian Wanja (39) and a Fillipino Mary Ann Ornaldo Figrus (24). They are believed to have smuggled the drugs via Pakistan.
FNJ deplores threat
KATHMANDU: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) on Sunday expressed its outrage over the threat served to Krishna Acharya, Gorkha correspondent of Kantipur daily by Madhukar Onta, an employee of the Red Cross, Gorkha. In a statement, FNJ deplored the incident and said the scribe was threatened just for the news he had covered about the abuse of ambulance by its officials. FNJ has urged the government to be sensitive toward the security of journalists.