US donation to library

KATHMANDU: The United States ambassador to Nepal, James F Moriarty, visited the Society for Kathmandu Valley Public Library (SKVPL) on Thursday and donated over 200 books on geography, politics, good governance, and history. Quoting the ambassador, a press release issued by the SKVPL says: “A public library plays an important role in the development of society.” Donating books to the library, Surya Prasad Shrestha, a former ambassador, said the library needs to have a separate section for books on democracy, election, and good governance. — HNS

Training for teachers

Lalitpur: A graduation ceremony for trainees of the Primary Teachers’ Training Programme (PTTP) and the Skill Development Training Programme was held in Lalitpur today. Graduation certificates were given away to 48 trainees of the programmes. Arjun Bhandari, the executive director of the National Centre for Education Development, gave away certificates of graduation to 19 teachers. The training was conducted by the Kathmandu University, Rato Bangala School, and the Bradstreet College of New York, USA. Certificates were also given away to 29 people, who took part in the Skill Development Training Programme. — HNS

Voice for tribals’ good

KATHMANDU: A former minister, Gore Bahadur Khapangi, speaking at an interaction organised

in Kathmandu on Thursday to mark the conclusion of the World Indigenous Day, said democracy should make room for the proportionate representation of indigenous, Dalits and women in the state mechanism. Dr Chaitanya Subba, executive director, Janajati Empowerment Project, said leaders from indigenous groups had cheated the indigenous people by serving the parties to which they belong. — HNS

4 held with tiger bones

KATHMANDU: Four Indians, including Fulu Banjara, 40, were held with two pieces of tiger skin and 101 pieces of tiger bones from the Lamjung Thakali Guest House in Gongabu on Wednesday, the police said. — HNS