Five cops abducted

NAWALPARASI: A group of Maoists abducted five Armed Police Force personnel — sub-inspector Krishna Bahadur Kunwar, head constable Krishna Rijal, and constables Nawaraj Shrestha, Dharma Raj Jaisi, and Bharat Thapa — from Bhumahi of Nawalparasi on Tuesday. — HNS

Lightning kills girl

JANAKPURDHAM: Lightning killed a 13-year-old girl, Asha Kumari Danuwar, in Shantipur VDC on Wednesday, the District Police Office (Dhanusha) said. — HNS

Moriarty calls on Oli

KATHMANDU: US ambassador to Nepal, James F Moriarty, met Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs KP Oli at the Shital Niwas on Wednesday. Recent developments and matters of mutual interest were discussed at the meeting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. — RSS

Impeach CJ: SCBA

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Wednesday demanded that House begin impeachment proceedings against CJ Dilip Kumar Poudel. It may be noted that the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has tended to soft-pedal the issue of impeachment of the Chief Justice and other justices appointed by the royal regime. — HNS

Prisoner beaten up

SIRAHA: A group of 28 prisoners beat up Bhola Bahadur Tamang, an inmate of Siraha jail who was transferred from Biratnagar, on Wednesday, the jail administration said. — HNS

Sunsari schools shut

DHARAN: All the government and private schools of Sunsari district were closed on Wednesday to mourn the death of 13 schoolchildren in Tuesday’s tempo mishap in Jhumka, Sunsari, said section officer of the Sunsari District Education Office, Raj Kumar Thapa. According to him, a total of 302 schools are there in the district. The students died when a three-wheeler carrying them plunged into the Chatra canal. — HNS

Dung buries kid

ITAHARI: A seven-year-old boy of Dumraha who had taken refuge behind a pile of cow dung on Wednesday to save himself from rain, died as the pile caved in, District Police Office quoted locals as saying. — HNS