Russian advisory

Kathmandu: The Russian Foreign Ministry has urged its citizens to defer travel to Nepal. “The internal political situation in Nepal has recently deteriorated,” the ministry has stated, according to a press release circulated on Sunday. — HNS

Cop killed in Jhapa

Biratnagar: One policeman was killed and three civilians were injured in a Maoist attack in Beldangi (Jhapa) on Sunday. The killed cop was guarding the Bhutanese Refugee Camp there, security sources said. — HNS

Fund for injured

KATHMANDU: Locals of Shikhar Galli, Ghattekulo, on Sunday contributed Rs 16,571 for the first aid fund set up for those who sustain injuries during the ongoing movement for democracy. Meanwhile, Srijanshil Haatharu and Adarsha Nagar Sudhar Samittee joined hands to collect Rs 27,637 from the residents of Kapan Ward No 1 for the first aid fund. — HNS

Economic sanction

RUPANDEHI: A meeting of 23 business organisations here has decided to impose economic sanctions against the present government in support of the ongoing pro-democracy movement. The Rupandehi Industry Association, Rupandehi Trade Association, Butwal Industrial Zone’s Industry Association, Western Nepal Bus Entrepreneurs’ Association in a joint meeting on Sunday decided not to pay tax to the government. — HNS

NSP (A) anniversary

KATHMANDU: Nepal Sadbhavana Party (A) observed its founding day amidst a programme at the party office in Tripureswor on Sunday. — HNS

Health centre

DHARAN: Health professionals of the BP Koirala Institute for Health Sciences here have decided to call the institute a “democratic health centre”, effective from Sunday. Prof Dr BP Das said the decision was made to honour the sentiments of all Nepalis. — HNS

Road cleared

DHADING: Ambulance services, which had remained disrupted due to felling down of tress and piling of stones on the road by the Maoists, resumed from Sunday morning. The obstacles were removed by a team comprising chairman of the Dhading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, chairman of the Nepal Human Rights Organisation, chairman of the Nepal Red Cross Society and transport entrepreneurs on Saturday. The Maoists had obstructed the Bungchuphisphise road section along the Kalu Pandey road on Friday night. — RSS

Dev plans in Rasuwa

SINDHULI: The Rasuwa District Development Committee has been running development programmes based on the participation of the people. According to the DDC, some 66 out of 91 development programmes have local people’s participation. They include school building construction, irrigation, health, drinking water supply, culvert construction and repairing, and landslide controlling. A budget of Rs 12.7 million has been allocated to complete the development projects being run in some 18 village development committees of the district. — RSS

Dacoits return goods

DHANUSHA: A group of dacoits have returned the goods they had looted from the Brihattar Janakpur Chetra Bikas Parishad on April 12. The dacoits knocked the door to inform that they have returned the goods and ran away, security personnel of the Parishad stated. All the looted goods - a computer terminal, a photocopy machine, two sets of printers, a clock along with other goods -were left in front of the main gate of the Parishad on Sunday morning by

the dacoits. — RSS

Property looted

GAUR: An armed group of dacoits looted property worth about Rs 100, 000 from Dharahari VDC on Friday. The unidentified group consisting of around 15/20 armed personnel looted goods which include clothes, gold ornaments, silver, utensils from the houses of locals, Shree Ram Shah, Siya Ram Shah, Prem Lal Shah, Lala Babu Shah and Mohan Roy Yadav, according to the victims. Similarly, another armed group of 10/12 dacoits looted property worth about Rs 100, 000 from the houses of Rambikes Roy Yadav and Narayan Thakur, locals of Dipahi village development committee-8, said local people. — RSS