THT lensman abused

KATHMANDU: Rajesh Gurung, a photojournalist with The Himalayan Times, was manhandled and verbally abused by Police Inspector Ramesh Basnet at the Gaushala Police Post on Saturday night. Gurung was at the police post to acquire information on various Shivaratri programmes. Gurung said Basnet even asked a policeman on duty at the gate to “open fire” at anybody who enters the office premises. “He even pushed me,” Gurung said. Basnet, however, could not be reached for comments. — HNS

Parents’ day marked

KATHMANDU: Grand Academy, Lalitpur, organised its parents’ day on Saturday. Miss Nepal Sugarika KC, Chief District Officer Sthaneshwor Devkota and District Education Officer Harischandra yadav were there to mark the occasion. — HNS