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Protesters vandalise Area Police Office in Biratnagar

BIRATNAGAR: A crowd of more than 150 people on Thursday night attacked the Morang-based Letang Area Police Office demanding that an arrestee be released. Police had to open five rounds of tear gas shells to bring the situation under control. According to police sources, tension had flared up after they arrested inebriated Bandi Limbu aka Sane. Four police personnel were injured in the incident, DSP Yubaraj Basnet said. He went on to say that a group of people had picketed the Area Police Office and pelted stones at the police and the building. Morang SP Niraj Bahadur Shahi said that a te...
Published On: 2012-06-29

Engineer sacked on corruption charges

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has sacked an engineer for his involvement in irregular activities. At a time when misuse of development funds was increasing in the ministry, MoFALD has sacked program-me engineer Ashok Raj Adhikari of Rural Community Infrastructure Works Programmes for misusing food supply in Dadeldhura. Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, spokesperson for MoFALD confirmed Adhikari’’s dismissal. “We took action against him as he was involved in misusing development funds,” he said. “We issued a dismissal letter to...
Published On: 2012-06-29

CPN-M claims former fighters join party

PARASI: CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya has claimed that the former Maoist fighters who have opted voluntary retirement have started to join the party. The party claimed that those former fighters who have been discontented with the activities of Unified-Maoist have been joining the CPN-Maoist openly. CPN-Maoist Public Volunteer Committee Awadh State Coordinator Padam KC said that the party has speed up the interaction programme with former retirement opted fighters spread in different villages. KC informed that there are altogether 16 company commanders, more than 250 battalion commanders...
Published On: 2012-06-29

UCPN-M youth front on the cards: Pun

POKHARA: UCPN-Maoist sister organisation Young Communist League chairperson Ganeshman Pun today said the organisation is preparing to form a joint youth front in order to pile pressure for the formation of identity states. Speaking at a press meet, Pun said there is a need of a youth front which could mount pressure to institutionalise hard-earned achievements including federalism in the country. “The to-be-formed front will counter all sorts of activities targetted to weaken the Maoist party,” he added. The Maoist party is ever ready to form a national consensus government for t...
Published On: 2012-06-29

UN grants $8 mn for peace in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund today released $8 million (Rs 720 million) for Nepal. The funds will be administered by the local UN Peace Fund for Nepal, overseen by the Government, the UN and donors, the UN-Nepal said in a statement today. The funds will be directed to a number of areas to help consolidate peace, including improving policing, support to the courts, promoting dialogue and leadership and reinforcing national efforts to address the needs of women and conflict affected children. Acknowledging this contribution, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in N...
Published On: 2012-06-29

Woman murdered over family dispute

DAMAK: A woman was killed at Panchganchhi VDC-7 in Jhapa district in a family dispute over the issue of sharing of property. Hem Kumari Shrestha who was critically injured after her brother-in-law Raj Kumar Shrestha thrashed her on Thursday died while undergoing treatment in Biratnagar on Friday morning, according to District Police Office, Jhapa. Police arrested Raj Kumar after his involvement in the murder case. ...
Published On: 2012-06-29

Vaccination campaign against PPR

BARDIBAS: The District Livestock Service Office, Mahottari has launched a vaccination campaign against the PPR (animal disease), following an epidemic of the disease in the district. It is learnt the number of goats dying from the disease is on the rise in the district. Some 40,000 goats in 30 VDCs in the district were provided with vaccine against PPR under the 15-day campaign, said the office. Pest des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is an acute highly contagious viral disease common on small ruminants like goat and sheep. Farmers are compelled to bear the loss of millions of rupees every year,...
Published On: 2012-06-29

Khanal bats for nat'l unity

NUWAKOT: Chairman of CPN-UML Jhala Nath Khanal on Friday has accused Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai of disturbing the environment of national consensus after his arrival from Rio de Janeiro. Speaking at a press meet here today, Khanal said that the only way to resolve the political and constitutional crisis in the country was to forge national consensus. UML Chairman Khanal arrived here to attend a paddy plantation programme organised at Panchakanya in Nuwakot. ...
Published On: 2012-06-29

Fugitive murder accused in police net after 5 years

GORKHA: The Gorkha police have on Friday arrested the murder accused after five years of the incident. Chhiringfunjo Lama of Chhekampar VDC-5 in the district had allegedly killed one Sonam Wangdo of the same locality some five years ago. Following the mutual disputes Lama killed Wangdo on June 1, 2007 as they went to pick yarchagumba, the lucrative herbs, together, said the police. Acting on a complaint filed by the family of the murder victim, police arrested Lama from his own house. Despite many efforts in the past, police had not been able to nab him. But this time, the police picketed...
Published On: 2012-06-29

Food insecurity looms in 18 VDCs in Kavre

BANEPA: Nearly 18 VDCs in Kavre district are at risk of food insecurity, according to the district-level food security alliance, Kavre. Nine VDCs of Mahabharat range and other VDCs across the Koshi River are at high risk of food insecurity. Maize is the main crop in Kavre district. According to the alliance, Chaubas, Dhuseni Shibalaya, Gothpani, Sanobangthali, Saping and other VDCs are running under food shortage. The situation of food security was evaluated on the basis of production of food crops, storage of food in major markets, agri-based employment and situation of cash crops, natura...
Published On: 2012-06-29