French nationals held

KATHMANDU: Police arrested two French nationals on Sunday from Tribhuvan International Airport as they were trying to smuggle out fake American and Europian currencies. They were to fly to Bangkok. — HNS

EC meeting

KATHMANDU: A meeting for election security was held on Sunday at the Election Commission to hold the forthcoming municipal elections in a clean and peaceful manner. — RSS

IGP’s term extended

KATHMANDU: The government has extended the term of office of Inspector General of Police Shyam Bhakta Thapa for another one year three months and 13 days from September 15, the Home Ministry said on Sunday. — RSS

Two-day scribes’ meet

LALITPUR: The two-day National Gathering of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists branch and associate office-bearers began here on Sunday. Former presidents of the FNJ Govinda Biyogi, Suresh Acharya, Taranath Dahal, Harihar Birahai and ncumbent President Bishnu Nisthuri inaugurated the meet. — HNS