Man attacked with sword in critical state

DAMAULI: A person was critically injured after he was attacked with a sword at Mahila Bhadaure Community Forest in Ramjakot VDC, Tanahun on Wednesday night. The injured has been identified as Basanta Thapa, 32, of the VDC. A group of three youths had attacked Basanta with a sword after a dispute over a tender ran high. According to District Police Office, Tanahun, Laptan Thapa, Bom Bahadur Thapa and Ram Bahadur Thapa had attacked Basanta as soon as they started to discuss the topic. It is said that all of them are residents of the same VDC. Basanta received a deep cut on his right hand, back and other body parts. Police said he has been sent to the Primary Health Centre in Bhimad for treatment. Police informed that the trio was arrested on the same night and taken to Area Police Office, Belchautara.

Disabled get ID cards

LAMJUNG: As many as 2,400 physically disabled people had received identity cards in 2014-15 fiscal in Lamjung. According to District Women’s Development Office, Lamjung, 309 people received the red cards, 769 people got green cards and yellow cards were distributed to 476 while 309 people got the white cards in one year. According to census of 2011, there were 4,745 disabled people in Lamjung. Officer Dipa Ghimire of District Women’s Development Office said, of the 4,745 people, 2,213 are males and 2,538 are females.

Hydel project resumes

PHIDIM: Construction work at Nibukhola Micro hydropower resumed on Thursda after the consumer’s committee of the project provided donation to activists of Netra Bikram Chand led-CPN Maoist. The project had been obstructed for three days after the party’s district secretary Arjun Ghimire and Janamukti Sena Chief Bimarsha wrote to the committee demanding cash. Construction resumed on Thursday after the committee gave Rs 15,000 to the party during a meeting between the party representatives and the consumers’ committee. Party activists had threatened construction entrepreneurs, consumers’ committee and workers with abduction on Tuesday, if they did not give donation. According to Consumer’s Committee Chairman Narendra Karki, they were compelled to donate due to fear and that they did not have any option. “They left right away asking us to resume the works after we offered the cash,” said Karki.