HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
PALPA: A youth drowned in a pond at Narayansthan,Tansen, on Friday night. Kamal Bahadur Kumal, 22, of Bhunpokhari VDC was swimming with his friends at 10:00 pm when he drowned. Police suspected that Kumal might have been under the influence of alcohol when he was swimming.
Cops injured in crash
RAMECHHAP: Nine police personnel were injured after a mini truck met with an accident at Majhuwa VDC in Ramechhap on Saturday morning. The truck loaded with firewood was heading to Area Police Post, Chhepang from Pakarbas when it skidded off the road and fell off 15 metres below the road. The injured were identified as head constable Netra Ghimire and constables Munna Patel, Ram Prasad Mahato, Ram Kumar Dahal and police sweeper Shiva Kumar Basnet. They have been sent to Kathmandu for treatment, said District Police Office, Ramechhap, adding that rest of the injured were being treated at local Bhirpani Khitkha health post. —
Held with marijuana
HETAUDA: Police on Saturday arrested Dharma Raj Sintan, 36, of Namatar VDC with 13 kg of marijuana from his house in Makawanpur. A police team from Makawanpur District Police Office arrested him following a tip-off. The police also seized 15 kg of marijuana from a local Chandra Bahadur Gole’s house.
Poll a must: Gyawali
TanahuN: CPN-UML politburo member Pradip Gyawali said on Saturday that the November 19 election was a must to bail the country out of the prevailing crisis and stop the country from being labelled as a failed state. At a programme organised by CPN-UML’s Byas- 5 Committee on Friday, Gyawali added that UML would move ahead to bring the much-needed socio-economic transformation in the country after emerging as a major force following the Constituent Assembly election. Some 70 members of various political parties joined the CPN-UML during the programme on Friday and Gyawali welcomed them.