One killed in fight

KATHMANDU: A 24-year-old man was murdered and thrown on the banks of the Bagmati river on Tuesday. Deputy superintendent of police at the Kathmandu District Police Office, Ganesh KC, said a group of young people who were inebriated at Satalpati Shivalay, Tilganga, had a fight with another group. “One died and another was injured.” “When we reached the spot, a body was lying in the water while another person was crying for help,” Shekhar Koirala, inspector at the Janasewa ward police office, said. The deceased has been identified as Thapa Magar from Dolakha. He had suffered head injuries. His body has been sent to TU teaching hospital for forensic tests. Ramsharan Bajagain from Sindhuplachok sustained injuries on his face and has returned after getting treatment at TU teaching hospital. — HNS

15 scribes receive training

KATHMANDU: At least 15 journalists are participating in a workshop expected to aid them in reporting conflict situations. The seven-day workshop being organised by the Media Service International and assisted by the International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) kicked off in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Armin Wertz, a veteran German journalist, will train the journalists in print and electronic media programme titled “Journalists in Conflict Situations.” — HNS

Canadian envoy arrives

KATHMANDU: Lucie Edwards, ambassador-designate of Canada to Nepal, arrived on Tuesday to present her letter of credence. She was received by ADC to the King and the Protocol Officer of Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Tribhuvan International Airport. — RSS

Narayanguru awarded

KATHMANDU: Press Chautari Nepal has honoured senior journalist Narayan Prasad Sharma (Narayanguru) with the Hridaya Chandra Singh Memorial Award -2060 for his continued contribution in the field of literature and journalism for peace and democracy. Sharma, 73, the editor of Naya Yugbodh published from Dang, was also honoured by the FNJ for his fight for press freedom. The honour constitutes a gold medal and a citation. Speaking on the occasion, CPN-UML publicity chief Pradip Nepal said the journalists should write as per the demand of the time. — RSS

Free mobile health camp

BHAKTAPUR: A free mobile health camp was organised by the Singhanath Battalion, Surya Binayak Barrack Bhaktapur at Sirutar VDC on Sunday. Senior doctors of Birendra Military Hospital provided services to 350 people, said Captain of Singhanath Battalion Bhuwan Acharya. — RSS