Japan approves fund

KATHMANDU: The government of Japan has approved the Counterpart Fund of Rs 286,021,000 meant for the implementation of nine projects in Nepal. Seven projects concerning agriculture will be implemented by various agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives. —HNS

Kiddie mag launched

KATHMANDU: The Garden, an exclusive English magazine for children, hit the newsstands on Friday. The magazine will inform children of issues generally not covered by textbooks. “It will also make children more patriotic,” publisher and managing director of Ketaketi Nepal

Pvt Ltd Kartikeya Ghimire said. Senior litterateur Ramesh Vikal was felicitated for his contribution to children’s literature. — HNS

Three cops suspended

Kathmandu: The Valley Police Office on Friday suspended three police personnel for misbehaving with women and planting a hand-grenade at the site of a religious function at Budhanilkantha on Thursday. Those suspended are constables Akash Bamjan, Janak Dwal and Nara Bahadur Shrestha. All three have been taken into custody, the Valley Police Office said. The errant police personnel were deployed for the security of outgoing state minister for women, children and social welfare, Dr Durga Shrestha. — HNS