Army Chief meets PM

KATHMANDU: Chief of Army Staff General Pyar Jung Thapa on Monday met Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at his residence to brief the latter on the latest security situation, the movement of the army and the problems faced by it. — HNS

Maoists abduct two

Lahan: A group of Maoists beat up 10 civilians and abducted former chairman of Rampur Birta VDC, Pradeep Mahaseth, on Monday. — HNS

King Jigme’s message

KATHMANDU: King Jigme Singye Wangchuk of Bhutan, in a message of felicitation to Girija Prasad Koirala on his assumption of office as Prime Minister of Nepal, has said that Koirala’s appointment to the high office was a befitting recognition of his service to the nation as well as a testimony of the confidence that the people of Nepal have in him. King Wangchuk expressed confidence that Koirala would steer the country through the present difficult time and challenge to usher in peace, stability and all-round progress of Nepal. — RSS

TU exam schedule

KATHMANDU: TU Institute of Engineering has announced it will hold all examinations of Proficiency and Bachelor levels from May 15. — RSS

Woman missing

LEKHNATH: Sita Pandey, 36, of Naharside Dhod of Lekhnath municipality is missing from her house since April 28, said her husband Santa Bahadur Pandey. “We have reported her disappearance to the District Police Office,” he said. A search is underway, police said. — HNS

Truck helper shot

LAHAN: Armed looters on Sunday night shot dead a helper of a truck near Mirchaiya along the Mahendra Highway. According to the District Police Office, Siraha, the gang stopped the truck headed for Kathmandu from Katari and shot dead Chakra Bahadur Moktan, 24, of Makwanpur, Raigaun-9. The gang also looted cash from the driver and others travelling in the vehicle. Transport workers staged a chakkajam on the highway for two hours on Monday morning as a mark of protest against the incident. — HNS

Boy killed in mishap

LAHAN: A 13-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a tractor on Monday. Anish Shrestha, son of Birbal Shrestha of Malhaniyakhori village development committee -2, was hit by the vehicle near the village, District Police Office, Siraha, said. — HNS