Six houses gutted
GAIGHAT: Six houses were destroyed in a fire at Beltar VDC-7 in Udayapur district on Tuesday afternoon. According to Krishna Prasad Parajuli, Sub-inspector, Area Police Office Beltar, property worth Rs 1 million has been destroyed in the fire. The fire broke out when family members had gone to Gaighat, the district headquarters, to take part in a programme organised by the UCPN-Maoist.
Dharan mishap kills 2
DHARAN: Two persons were killed and one injured when a mini truck knocked them down at Bhanuchowk in Dharan on Wednesday, police said. The dead have been identified as 13-year-old Ghanashyam Rai and 40-year-old Ghanashyamraj Joshi, the Dharan Ward Police Office said. Critically injured Pawan Jha has been rushed to a hospital for treatment. The police have arrested the truck driver, Mana Kumar Budhathoki. — HNS
Curfew in Simikot
NEPALGUNJ: The District Administration Office, Humla today clamped curfew in the district headquarters Simikot and adjoining areas for an indefinite period after tensions ran in the area following the clashes between Nepali Congress (NC) and Unified CPN-Maoist cadres yesterday. Cadres of the two parties vandalised each other’s party offices over a dispute between Maoist activist Ramchandra Ghimire and NC activist Rabi Basnet in Simikot.
Gachhadar on MRP
ITAHARI: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical planning and Works Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar on Wednesday said the government’s act of ignoring the Public Accounts Committee’s directives on the Machine Readable Passports issue was against the parliamentary system. Talking to media persons here, Gachhadar however, said, “Though the decision was against the parliamentary system, let us not make it a propaganda as the decision has been taken with understanding between the governments of the two countries.’’ He said the government was compelled to take the decision as it was running out of time.
A version of this article appears in print on April 07, 2010 of The Himalayan Times.