APF training begins

KATHMANDU: Weapons training for the special task unit of the Armed Police Force, Bagalamukhi, began on Friday. Addressing the inaugural function, Deputy Superintendent of Police Janaki Raj Bhattarai said the police should not forget to safeguard human rights and the laws of the land while on duty. — HNS

Six held with drugs

KATHMANDU: A team of police personnel from the New Baneshwor-based Narcotic Drug Control Law Enforcement Unit (NDCLEU) arrested six persons on the charge of possessing and selling drugs at Pharping on Thursday. Police identified the arrested as Sanu Adhikari, 20, Bikram Bhattachan, 25, Ratna Kumar Shahi, 43, Ashmita Adhikari, 18, and Sanu Adhikari, 18. Police seized 380 pieces of Nurvin tablets and 344 pieces of diazepam from them. — HNS

Computer training

KATHMANDU: A month-long computer training for the victims and relatives of the second Jana Andolan concluded on Friday. The Nepal Engineers’ Association (NEA) and the Kathmandu Engineering College (KEC) had organised the training, a statement said. Mahendra Gurung, general secretary of the NEA, said that skill-oriented training programmes will help the victims eke out a living. — HNS

Environment meet

KATHMANDU: Environment experts on Thursday underscored the need of a consensus and understanding among the eight political parties for checking pollution in the Kathmandu valley. The experts also said the parties should be equally committed to implementing the plans. Speaking at a discussion programme organised by the Society for Environment and Economic Development-Nepal (SEED-Nepal) in the capital, National Planning Commission Vice-chairman Dr Jagadish Chandra Pokharel said the parties should make a commitment to mitigate the effects of growing environment pollution. SEED chairman Kalyan Bahadur Pradhan, among others, spoke on the ways environment could be protected. — RSS