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Tony Hagen’s photographs in exhibition at Bhaktapur

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BHAKTAPUR — The photographs of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings taken during the 1950s by renowned Swiss geologist Toni Hagen (PhD) have been kept in exhibition at Bhaktapur from Monday.

Hagen’s daughter Katryn Hagen inaugurated the exhibition in Ganchhe of Bhaktapur Municipality on Monday evening.

The exhibition includes Hagen’s photographs of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur, archeological heritages, historical buildings, historical ponds, Durbar squares among others.

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Conservationist Rabindra Puri said that 50 photographs taken by Hagen would be kept in exhibition till April 1. He shared that the exhibition was organised to encourage people for conservation of heritage and protect them from further deteriorating.

On the occasion, Katryn Hagen expressed her pleasure regarding the exhibition of her father’s photography adding that the historical heritages in Kathmandu Valley are extremely beautiful.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

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The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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