IN Briefs

Office for Gurkhas

KATHMANDU: The British Embassy on Monday announced the opening of Gurkha Settlement Office in Kathmandu. The office is said to provide assistance to British Gurkha ex-servicemen and their eligible dependents, who are considering applying for settlement in the United Kingdom. The role of the office is to provide essential information to prepare the ex-servicemen and their dependents for life in the UK, the embassy further stated. — HNS

Rape condemned

KATHMANDU: Jagaran Nepal, an NGO working for women’s rights, has expressed concern about the recent rape on a policewoman by her seven colleagues at District Police Office Achham. Calling the act brutal, the NGO has demanded that the incident be probed into and strict action against the culprits. Issuing a press statement on Monday, it has asked the state to eliminate every type of violence against women. The policewoman is said to have been summoned by the sub-inspector to offer puja on Mahanawami day and subsequently gangraped. — HNS

One held with drugs

KATHMANDU: The police on Monday arrested a foreigner for possessing 10.5 gram of heroin. Acting on a tip-off, the police had succeeded in apprehending Hemd Hamishi, 45, a Tanzanian, from Kathmandu Plaza. Police also confiscated his passport from a rented room. — HNS

Firecrackers haul

KATHMANDU: The police on Monday arrested Baldev Sah, 28, hailing from Mohammadpur- 9, Rautahat, with firecrackers worth Rs 1 million. The firecrackers were seized from a bus bound for Kathmandu, in Nuwakot. Meanwhile, Chitawan police also seized eight cartons of firecrackers from a truck and a car in Bharatpur Municipality-2. — HNS

Two electrocuted

KATHMANDU: Mahajan Kapar, 28, of Thila VDC-3, Dhanusa was electrocuted and other Ragir Sah of the same place was injured while trying to fix an electric fuse. Likewise, in similar incident, Man Bahadur Gola of Baglung Municipality-10, lost his life on the same day. — HNS