One hurt in blast

Sarlahi: A person was injured when a bomb went off at the residence of former minister and Constituent Assembly member Ram Narayan Singh in Sarlahi on Friday. Police identified the injured as the local resident of Hajariya VDC-4 of Sarliahi district. Two persons have been detained for necessary investigation. According to eyewitnesses, Umesh Prasad Singh, son of the CA member from Rastriya Prajantra Party-Nepal, who was injured in the blast, fled the scene immediately after the explosion. The blast caused minor damages to a room of Singh's house. — RSS

PM promises

Birgunj: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the government was moving ahead for sustainable economy and social development of the country. Addressing a programme organised by Birgunj Chamber of Commerce here on Friday, he expressed commitment to establish constitutional supremacy, rule of law and good governance ending the existing anarchy, insecurity and impunity. He said that the government was trying to create an environment to protect the lives and property of the people. "Rapid economic growth is needed to end poverty, unemployment, backwardness, inequality and dependency by creating employment opportunities." He said that industrial entrepreneurs play an important role to build an independent and prosperous Nepal. "The government will duly respect their roles," he added. — RSS

10 policemen in dock

Bhadrapur: Jhapa District Police Office has started disciplinary action against 10 police personnel on the charge of looting money from a beggar. They have been accused of looting Rs 127,000 from Chandra Bahadur Khadka. Those involved in looting include assistant sub-Inspector of Shivagunj Police Office Brahma Singh Rajbansi, head constable Jagadish Chandra Rajbasni and Gobardhan Khatri and police constables Basanta Khatiwada, Hari Adhikari, Raj Kumar Chaudhari, Mohan Pradhan, Shiva Narayan Yadav and Shree Kumar Mandal, said the District Police Office, Jhapa. The police personnel had allegedly looted Rs 127,000 from Khadka while they were patrolling at Shivagunj a few days back. Deputy Superintendent of Police Saurav Rana informed the amount had been returned to Khadka. “Action will be taken against the guilty,” he added.— RSS

Hike in revenue

LAHAN: Revenue collection increased with 300 percent and smuggling of goods decreased heavily after security situation was beefed up in Nepal-India border of Siraha district. Some Rs 20 million worth of illegal goods have been handed over to the Madar Custom Office in the last 10 months of the current fiscal. In Siraha, six camps of Armed Police Force have been established. Acting Superintendent of the Armed Police Force, Kumar Neupane said about Rs 10 lakh was collected in the past whereas the custom office now collects six to seven million rupees revenue each month.--RSS