Task force formed

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Drinking Water Corporation has formed a task force to ensure improved drinking water supply and meet the demand of drinking water in the country. The task force will prepare a strategy to develop the drinking water supply system, the UN Human Settlements Programme said in a press statement on Thursday. The system will be developed in Pokhara sub-metropolitan city, the statement said, adding it will be gradually introduced in other parts of the country. A team of experts have already left for Pokhara to develop the system. — HNS

Ama Dablam scaled

KATHMANDU: Three mountaineers and two climbers of the ‘2006 IMG Ama Dablam Expedition team’ scaled Mt Ama Dablam. Justin Reese Merle, Brook Adam Mansinelli and Stephen Daniel Maxwell from the US climbed the 6812 m high peak on October 31, said the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Climbers Ang Pasang Sherpa and Ang Tshering Sherpa of Solukhumbu also climbed the peak. — HNS

DIG KC retires

KATHMANDU: Deputy Inspector General of Armed Police Force (APF) Balram Bahadur KC retired on Wednesday after working in the police force for 35 years. IG of the APF Basudev Oli bade farewell to KC at a programme held at the AFP headquarters on Wednesday. — HNS