Maoists free tankers

Banke: Maoists today released nine oil tankers, which they had seized four days ago, in the presence of the human rights activists in Baijapur of Banke district. Maoists’ Banke special district in charge Anu handed over the tankers to the INSEC’s regional coordinator Bhola Mahat. They had seized the tankers with about 108,000 litres of petroleum products from Banke’s Agaiya on Saturday. The Maoists had distributed all the oil of two tankers and some oil of the other tankers among the locals. Bhola Mahat said that the tankers were safe. Maoists had freed 18 employees of the tankers on Monday. — HNS

Computers gifted

BESHISAHAR: The Janachetana Avibriddi and Bikash Adhyan Samiti of Lamjung district has handed over thirty computers to six schools in Lamjung district at a programme, on Tuesday. In the programme, District Education Officer Prem Nath Adhikary handed over five computers and a printer to those schools. The organisation has already provided three month basic computer training to the teachers of those schools. — RSS

Women surrender

HUMLA: Kaushila Shahi, 20, a resident of Lali VDC Ward No 6 in Humla district and Maya Shahi, 19, of Ward No 5 have surrendered to the District Administration Office to protect their life, as they were dissatisfied with the Maoist activities. Acting CDO Yagyaraj Bohara said the number of surrendering has been increasing . — RSS

Tigress mauls woman

DHADING: Khin Kumari Timilsina, 35, a resident of Salyankot VDC-6 in the northern part of the district, has been seriously injured by the attack of a female tiger. The tigress with her cub attacked her when she was collecting grass in the forest near her house on Sunday. She was saved after her friends shouted for help. She is undergoing treatment in Kathmandu, her relatives said. — RSS

Property gutted

GAUR: Property worth Rs 50,000 was gutted in fire last night at the house of Indal Raut, a resident of Brahmapuri VDC-4, five kms away from the district headquarters Gaur of Rautahat district. Sparks from fire made to drive away mosquitoes had spread in the house. A two-room thatched roof house, clothes, household utensils, and livestock - a buffalo, and two goats were completely destroyed by the fire, VDC Secretary Narendra Shaha said.— RSS