Tarai rebel leader held

RAJBIRAJ: A joint patrolling team of Nepal Police and Armed Police

Force detained a leader of Tarai armed outfit along with a weapon in Lalpatti VDC-3 in Saptari district on Friday. According to District Police Office Saptari, Mishri lal Pandit,

Saptari area No 3 coordinator of the Jwala Singh led Janatantrik Madhesh Mukti Tigers, was arrested along with a pistol and tow rounds of bullets. — HNS

Two killed in mishap

DHADING: Two persons were killed and 29 injured when a bus heading to Kathmandu from Bhairahawa met with an accident at Bahundanda in Naubise Village Development Committee along the Prithvi Highway in Dhading on Friday. Thameshwor Pandey of Manigram Village Development Committee-6 and a woman died when the ill-fated bus skidded 80 feet down the road, according to the District Police office, Dhading. The identity of the woman is yet to be ascertained. The injured have been taken to Kathmandu for treatment, the police said. — HNS

Trachoma on the rise

DIPAYAL: Doti district is in a high risk of trachoma, an illness of the eye.

Mahendra Kumar Shrestha, administrator, District Public Health Office, said a large number of people in the district were affected by the disease, which aggravates in the lack of

sanitation. Last year, medicine was given to 173,000 people when trachoma was seen in them. The case is regarded serious if five per cent

of the population is affected by the disease. Trachoma is a communicable disease and can lead to blindness if not treated on time. — HNS