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Staffer held for taking bribe

DHADING: Local administration arrested a staffer of Nepal Electricity Authority Dhading branch red handed while taking bribe with a service seekers on Sunday. Plain clothes police arrested staffer Sitaram Duwadi while taking Rs 8,000 bribe from a service seeker of Salyantar VDC. The local administration deployed police on the basis of FIR filed by the service seeker. Assistant CDO Krishna Gaire confirmed that the police arrested Duwadi with evidence of taking bribe. Duwadi is in police custody now. ...
Published On: 2012-03-19

End stalled integration process: UDMF

KATHMANDU: United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) held a meeting today to take the initiative to find a common ground to conclude the army integration process that has been halted for long. Claiming that the minimum political line of the UDMF was federalism, identity and inclusive state structure the meeting has clarified that UDMF will never accept the constitution without federalism. Issuing a statement following today's meeting, the Front has appealed all forces supporting federalism to join hands to achieve federalism. The meeting also decided to organise a mass meeting in Kath...
Published On: 2012-03-19

20 Nepali journos visit India for training

NEW DELHI: Twenty Nepali journalists have arrived in the Indian capital today for a two-week refresher training to be conducted from tomorrow at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, one of country’s premier training institutes. Indian Embassy in Nepal has arranged the training while Indian government will bear expenses of the participants, including travel and accommodation expenses. A government source said the training will focus on issues of India-Nepal economic cooperation and the role of media to promote bilateral ties. The source said India was attaching highest p...
Published On: 2012-03-19

Murder suspects held

MAHOTTARI: Police on Sunday held three persons on suspicion of killing Januka Shrestha (29) of Maisthan VDC-1 on Saturday evening. The detainees were Khila Bahadur Bogati, his son Dhan Bahadur and Ishwor Shrestha of Maisthan-1. Januka had gone to collect fodder, but she was attacked to death by an unidentified gang. House gutted NEPALGUNJ: A huge fire on Sunday destroyed a house and cowshed of Bikash Devkota of Kachanapur-7, Banke, reducing to ashes all belongings, foodstuffs and Rs 9,000 cash and kill-ing buffaloes. The fire started from the kitchen at around 12 noon when no one was in the...
Published On: 2012-03-18

Lakh appear for SLC exams

POKHARA: A total of 1,05,014 students are appearing this year’s SLC examinations from Western Development Region. Of them, 85,833 are regular and 14,681 exempted, director of Regional Directorate of Education Gopalkrishna Paudel said. According to Paudel, 373 SLC examination centers have been set up in the region, of which 49 centers have been established in Rupandehi district from where 15,306 students would be appearing for the exams. Manang and Mustang have one center each, where 86 and 35 students respectively shall be appea-ring for the SLC this year. According to Regional Dir...
Published On: 2012-03-18

Absconding manslayer under police net after 5 yrs

RAJBIRAJ: Police arrested a murderer who was at large for five years since the incident took place. Bijay Dhami, 52, of Manraja VDC-7 of Saptari district was arrested on Sunday. According to the District Police Office, Dhami was absconding after slaying local Gangaram Kapair some five years ago. A team of the Armed Police Force (APF) arrested him from his own residence based on tip off, said Superintendent of the APF, Bhuwaneshwor Chaudhary. ...
Published On: 2012-03-18

Police nab three with arms

BARDIBAS: A night patrol team of police arrested three persons including one Indian national at Mahottari district headquarters, Jaleshwor, on Saturday night. The team led by Assistant Sub-inspector Ajit Pandey arrested them along with a pistol and three rounds of bullet, according to the District Police Office, Mahottari. The arrestees are Guddu Kumar Gami of Saharghat in Madhubani district, bordering district of India, Ram Ekbal Yadav of Ramdaiya in Dhanusha district and Nageshwor Chaudhary of Baniniya-7 in Dhanusha district, said Police inspector at the Office, Suraj Khadka. ...
Published On: 2012-03-18

Nursing mother murdered in Chautara

CHAUTARA: A nursing mother was murdered in Sipapokhare VDC-7 in Sindhupalchowk district on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Sharmila Bhattarai. She had given birth to her son two months ago. Police suspected that she was murdered as the body was found hanging but her knees were touching the floor, according to Assistant Sub-inspector at the Area Police Office, Nawalparasi, Shree Ram Giri, Police have arrested the husband, mother-in-law and brother-in-law of the deceased on the suspicion of their involvement in the case. Investigation into the case is underway, said police. The...
Published On: 2012-03-18

Health worker dies mysteriously

GAJURI: Assistant health worker Dhirendra Sharma, a resident of Rautahat district, died on Saturday afternoon while returning his office at Jharlang of northern Dhading after attending a training. Sharma had been working at Jharlang sub-health post for the past 15 years. His body was found on the way along the forest at Lemacho, police said. He could not return to his service due to dispute at the village for the past three months. He died at a time while he was returning village after the dispute was said to put to an end. District Police Office has started investigation into the mysterio...
Published On: 2012-03-18

Dozen youths enter Tarun Dal

LAMJUNG: As many as 58 youths associated to the CPN-UML and the UCPN-Maoist have entered the Nepali Congress (NC)-aligned youth organisation Tarun Dal. Welcoming the new-entrants, Lamjung Tarun Dal President Ramesh Pandey urged the cadres to work for the organisation being honest and committed to party's values. He also directed the cadres to get united to retaliate against the attackers. NC Lamjung District President Krishna Koirala, secretary Ananda Ghimire and Pandey offered vermilion powder and shawl to the newcomers. ...
Published On: 2012-03-18