One shot at

KATHMANDU: A security personnel deployed at Sitapiala-3 in Kathmandu opened fire at a group of persons when they tried to loot his arms. According to a press release issued by the Public Relations Directorate of the Royal Nepal Army, four persons armed with knives, who came on two motorcycles, tried to loot the arms of the security personnel on duty. One person, who got injured in the incident, is undergoing treatment at the Birendra Army Hospital in Chhauni while three others managed to escape. — HNS

Manandhars hold feast

KATHMANDU: Around 2,000 Manandhar families on Saturday participated in a traditional feast on the Swoyambhu hill. Forty-nine couples were felicitated at the function organised by Kendriya Manandhar Sangh. Vice-chairman of the sangh Gyanendra Manandhar said the feast is being organised for centuries. Organisers said Manandhars from Biragunj, Biratnagar, Bhojpur, Syangja and other districts participated. — HNS

Two fake Maoists held

KATHMANDU: Police have arrested two persons on charge of extortion by faking themselves as Maoists. Shyam Waiba and Bir Bahadur Tamang were held recently when they had gone to a house of a businessman at Durbarmarg to extort money. They had asked the businessman for a sum of Rs 1,000,000. Waiba and Tamang are learnt to be students of the Pashupati campus. They hail from Melamchi-7. — HNS

Orphanage inaugurated

KATHMANDU: An orphanage was inaugurated by ‘Prayas Nepal’, a non-government organisation working for the welfare of orphan children on Friday. A press statement said the inaugural programme was attended by Upendra Keshari Neupane, president of the NGO Federation, Thomas Riez and Alexander Schuetz, the founders of C-Quadrat, a Fund Company, and Petra Fembek, president of the Family For You, Austria. — HNS