Man assaulted

KATHMANDU: An unidentified group of persons thrashed Janak Pandit, 21, a resident of Nuwakot currently living in Kathmandu, at Vishnu VDC in Kathmandu at 9:30 pm on Thursday. Pandit, who was critically injured in the incident, is undergoing treatment in Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. Meanwhile, Roshan Thapa, 33, of Majuwa VDC-3 in Ramechhap, was injured when he fell from the top of a three-storey under-construction building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, on Friday. Critically injured Thapa is undergoing treatment in KMC Hospital. —HNS

Woman kills self

LALITPUR: A woman committed suicide by hanging herself in her house in Chyasal Ganesthan of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City on Thursday night. Sheela Byanjankar, 26, was found hanging from the ceiling of her room, the police said, adding, investigation into the case was underway. — HNS

Film-maker booked

KATHMANDU: Metropolitan Police Range Hanumandhoka, Kathmandu, on Friday lodged a case against film-maker Saroj Thapa, alias Roj Rana, under the Public Offence Act for his alleged involvement in forcing actresses to perform vulgar dance in dance bars. He was arrested from Putalisadak on Thursday. Issuing a press statement, MPRK said, "Rana has been absconding since a case was filed against him for promoting immoral and anti-social activities in dance bars, including Show Girl Queen Restaurant at Balaju." Nikhil Uprety and his wife Kopila, both actors, had lodged a complaint against Rana on similar accusations. According to the police, Rana is to face more than four cases. — HNS

HSEB affiliation

MADHYAPUR THIMI: The Higher Secondary Education Board this year gave affiliation to 424 new Plus Two colleges throughout the country. Ram Bahadur Khadka, member secretary of the HSEB, on Friday said Plus Two colleges fulfilling the minimum criteria were given the affiliation. He said the total number of higher secondary schools had reached 2,400 from last year's 1,976. — HNS

Joint secy attacked

KATHMANDU: A group of miscreants vandalised a taxi carrying Krishna Hari Khadka, joint secretary at the secretariat of the Committee for Protection of National Interest under the Constituent Assembly, in Minbhawan on Friday. He was in the cab when a group of miscreants started vandalising the vehicle. Khadka was heading to his office from his residence. According to the police, students of Nepal Commerce Campus were involved in the attack. The vehicle suffered minor damage while Khadka escaped unhurt. — HNS