Salak released

BHAKTAPUR: Forest officials on Thursday released a Salak, an endangered species, and its offspring in Todola Community Forest at Sipadol in Bhaktapur. Local Tulasi Laxmi Suwal, a post-graduate student of zoology at Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, had found the animal in Kavre's Buda forest in course of his research. According to Nuchhe Krishna Shrestha, a District Forest Office representative, the mother Salak was 90 cm long and weighed 4.75 kg while the baby Salak was 60 cm long and weighed 1.39 kg. — HNS

Three held with drugs

KATHMANDU: Police arrested three persons on the charge of smuggling drugs on Wednesday. Owner of Authentic Cargo of Kathmandu, Jitendra Kumar Thapa, along with two workers, Anita Timilsina, 22, and Sabin KC, 21 were arrested on the charge of smuggling illegal drugs. Police had found 10 kg of hashish inside the frame of a TV set and 45 grams of brown sugar under a cover of a book.— HNS

NPI for Int'l standard curriculum

KATHMANDU: Nepal Press Institution, a pioneer journalism training institute, announced to revise its curriculum as per the international standards on the occasion of its 25th anniversary on Thursday. Issuing a press statement in the capital, Lal Deosa Rai, acting president of NPI stated that the institute would also include advanced training procedures from print to online journalism. The institute has been providing quality journalism training since its inception and has produced a significant number of skilled manpower in the field of Nepali journalism. — HNS