Symposium at NEH

KATHMANDU: A four-day orthoptics symposium organised by Nepal Eye Hospital, in support of SEVA Foundation, kicked off amid a function in Tripureshwor on Sunday. Health Secretary Shanta Bahadur Shrestha inaugurated the symposium. Daman B Ghale, CEO of NEH, Dr Sabina Shrestha and Dr Om Krishna Mall also aired their views on the importance of such symposium in the process of delivering quality service to the needy people. According to a press release, 23 participants from 14 eye hospitals across the country participated in the symposium.

Teen detained

KATHMANDU: Police arrested a teenager boy for trying to send a mobile phone SIM card to a Nigerian jailbird doing time in the Central Jail on Saturday. The Nigerian was jailed on a drug trafficking case. According to police, Nimesh Kapali, 17, of Gaushala had a attempted to hand over Nepal Telecom’s SIM card by concealing it in between a sliced tomato when he came to the jail on the pretext of meeting the Nigerian inmate. Police said that they had launched an investigation into Kapali’s relations with the jailbird. The government has prohibited the use of mobile phones in jails.

Arrested with hash

KATHMANDU: Police arrested two persons in possession of 4.5 kg hashish from Thamel on Saturday. The detainees have been identified as Maila Tamang, 51, of Makwanpur, and Gorteng Tamang, 50, of Nuwakot. Cops in civvies from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Lainchaur, had apprehended the duo with the narcotic drugs as they were searching for prospective clients to sell the contraband in the tourist hub.

School monitoring

KATHMANDU: A government team mobilised by the Department of Education on Sunday began school monitoring. The team under the leadership of DoE officials visited Minbhawan-based NK Singh Memorial English Preparatory School and Baluwatar-based Meridian International School. The team discussed the issues of school fee and teachers’ salary among others with the school management. Suprabhat Bhandari, president, Guardians Association Nepal, said that the team will be monitoring 16 schools in three districts in the Kathmandu Valley.