Police rescue boy

KATHMANDU: The police have rescued 14-year-old Rabin Shrestha of Samakhushi, who was found blind-folded with his limbs tied on Sunday. Ram Kumar Thapa Magar, a plumber at the Satdobato swimming pool, had abducted Robin from the pool on Saturday. According to the police, Magar, 26, was planning to demand Rs 5 lakh as ransom from Rabin’s father. The police have handed over Rabin to his parents. “Search for Magar is underway,” the

police said.— HNS

KMC anniversary

KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Metropolitan City felicitated some 60 senior employees on Sunday to mark its 13th anniversary. Narayan Gopal Malego, executive officer of the KMC, said the employees, who successfully completed 27 years of service in KMC, were felicitated during the programme organised on its premises. Though Malego said the function was

organised without hampering the daily work of the metropolis, a number of service-seekers complained of disruption in service on Sunday. — HNS

Teachers’ plea

KATHMANDU: Teachers’ Union of Nepal on Sunday urged the Home Ministry to take action against the Maoists’ act of collecting donations illegally from the teachers in several districts. Issuing a press statement here on Sunday, the TUN said the Maoists had been forcing teachers to donate on a regular basis in Ilam and other Tarai districts. The TUN has also condemned the Maoists for brutally torturing Ek Dev Aryal, a teacher in Gorkha district, according to the release. — HNS