National Briefs

Bardiya firing

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission has raised serious concerns over the army’s act of opening fire at Bardiya National Park, where three women including a girl child were killed. Issuing a press release here on Friday, the NHRC has urged the government and concerned authorities to investigate the case and take action against the culprit. Devisara BK, Amrita BK and 12-years-old Chandrakala BK from Haripur-2 of Surkhet were shot dead while collecting firewood and fodder, stated the statement. According to the statement, the NHRC has sent a letter to the Office of the Prime Minister and cabinet, Nepal Army and Ministry of Home Affairs asking clarification about the incident.

MoLD mulls over fire

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Local Development (MoLD) is planning to provide fire engines and sanitary equipments to the municipalities across the country. According to MoLD, fire engines in most of the municipalities across the country were out of order or irreparable. Stating that a fire engine in a municipality is supposed to provide services throughout the district, Reshmi Raj Pandey, joint-secretary at the MoLD said, “Fire engines, which were provided by other countries many years ago, are out of order.” The ministry is collecting necessary data to ascertain the number of fire engines and sanitary equipment required, Pandey informed.

NC office padlocked

RAMECHHAP: Demanding dismissal of Nepali Congress district president Ramchandra Khadka from his post, NC activists padlocked NC Ramechhap office in Manthali on Friday. Prior to padlocking the office, the activists had organised a rally chanting slogans against Khadka. The debate in NC Ramechhap reached culmination after NC Central Committee handed over the responsibility of the district president to Khadka. Arjun KC a NC leader in the district said their protest will continue until a right solution was sought. — HNS

Eleven hurt in mishap

NEPALGUNJ: Eleven persons were injured in two separate accidents that occurred along East-West highway in Banke district on Friday. Three persons were injured when a motorbike hit them at Madanchowk in Rajhena, while eight other were hurt when a bus collided with a jeep at Kusum.According to Inspector Gautam Mishra, Area Police Office Kohalpur, the injured included Dobnath Adhikari, Kripalal Jaisi, Bhupendra Somai and Shahjad Ali.