KMP chief appointed

KATHMANDU: The Cabinet on Thursday appoined Deputy Inspector General of Police and the chief of the Valley Police Office, Dipak Thangden, the officiating Police Commissioner of the Kathmandu Metropolitan Police (KMP). The Cabinet also decided to appoint Senior Superintendent of Police Arjun Narsingh KC the deputy Police Commissioner. The permanent commissioner would be appointed after the government provides the KMP with magisterial rights, the Police Headquarters said. It said it also posted seven DSPs and seven inspectors to the seven KMP circles and KMP sections as their chiefs. — HNS

Envoys meet PM

KATHMANDU: Indian ambassador to Nepal Shiv Shankar Mukherjee and US envoy to Nepal James F Moriarty on Friday met Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and congratulated him for the November 8 agreement between the seven-party alliance-led government and the Maoists. “The envoys welcomed the agreement,” said Dr Suresh Chalise, Koirala’s advisor on foreign affairs. — HNS

ECs sworn in

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Bhoj Raj Pokhrel on Friday administered the oath of office to newly-appointed Election Commissioners Usha Nepal and Nil Kantha Upreti. The swearing in ceremony took place in the presence of the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Subas Nembang, in the office of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee. — HNS

Man beaten to death

Kathmandu: Police on Friday arrested Sun Bahadur BK (23) from Koteshwor on the charge of beating Hari Shrestha (28) to death at Mahankal, Kathmandu, on Thursday. According to police, BK and Manish Lama had beaten Shrestha to death. Lama is absconding. A row erupted as Shrestha, who was inebriated, asked BK why he didn’t wear a helmet while driving a motorcycle. Lama and BK beat up Shrestha after the latter manhandled BK. Lama had hit Shrestha him with an iron rod. — HNS

Girl commits suicide

MADHYAPUR THIMI: One Sangita Shrestha of Duwakot-6 in Bhaktapur committed suicide on Friday. She was found hanging from the hook of a fan in her room at 6:00 am, said Bishnu Kumar Shrestha, Sangita’s father. — RSS