Two lynched in Bara

BARA: Villagers beat two persons to death at Gunjbhawanipur of Bara district on Wednesday. Bijay Ram and Rabindra Yadav of Bihar, who were taken captive by Maoists from Kolhawi on April 22, were accused of being involved in crimes and handed over to villagers at Gunjbhawanipur where they were lynched. — HNS

India notes truce

NEW DELHI: India said on Thursday that the challenges faced by Nepal can be resolved politically. Talking to journalists at the Ministry of External Affairs here, ministry spokesperson Navtej Sharna said, “We have taken note of the ceasefire announced by the Nepalese government, which is aimed at bringing the Maoists to the political mainstream.” —HNS

Kin kill patriarch

BARDIYA: An old man was shot dead by his relatives on Wednesday, police said. Fagun Tharu of Gulariya was attacked by his sons at midnight. Sons Panna Lal, Chandra Lal and their sons shot Fagun. He died while being treated at Bheri zonal hospital. —HNS

One killed in mishap

DHADING: A passenger was killed when a bus (Na 2 Kha 7507) bound for Kathmandu from Dang collided head-on with a truck coming from Jyamireghat of Dhading on Prithvi Highway on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Nima Sejuwal of Dang. Fifteen others were injured in the accident. The injured are undergoing treatment at the Highway Treatment Centre at Malekhu and some were taken to the capital for treatment, police said. — HNS

Curfew lifted in Dang

DANG: Curfew clamped down in Dang since November 2001 has been lifted with immediate effect, the Dang District Administration Office (DAO) said in a notice issued on Thursday. The DAO had said on Wednesday curfew would be imposed in two municipalities and 30 VDCs of the district from 9 pm till 3 am, shortening the 8:30 hour curfew period beginning at 7:30 pm. — HNS