RNA men, police clash

Gaighat: A Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) soldier from the Nanda Box Batallion of Gaighat was injured in an exchange of firing with the police of the District Police Office, on Saturday evening. Sources from the RNA’s Nanda Box battalion, said police suddenly opened fire at a team of patrolling army men when they were returning from their duty on Saturday evening. The cross firing occurred for about half an hour. Locals said the clash might have happened due to lack of communication. The injured soldier is undergoing treatment in the District Hospital. The locals were terrified following the firing. Officials at the police office did not comment, saying the DSP of the office was on leave and they were not authorised to speak with the Press. — HNS

Soldier kills self

DANG: Govinda Chaudhari, a Royal Nepalese Army soldier, deployed in the Unified Security Base Camp and Gadhawa shot himself to death on Saturday afternoon, sources said. Body of Choudhary, 22, a resident of Gangaparaspur village development committee ward number seven of Chainpur, has been taken to Mahendra Hospital, Ghorahi, for post-mortem. — HNS

Cop killed in ambush

DAILEKH: A police constable, Nanda Bahadur Pun Magar of Khumel village development committee-8, Rolpa, was killed in an ambush set by a gang of Maoists targeting a patrolling van of the joint security forces at the Dullu area of Dailekh district on Friday morning, deputy superintendent of police Prakash Bahadur Chand said. The Maoists fled towards a nearby jungle after the act, Chand said, other members of the security patrol were safe. — RSS

TU results out

KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Examination Controller’s Office, on Friday published the results of the entrance examination taken on Fagun 6 for admission in the Nursing Campuses of Biratnagar, Birgunj, Nepalgunj and Pokhara, Lalitpur and Maharjagunj and Health Lab, Pharmacy, Radiography (Maharajgunj Campus) for the proficiency certificate level. — RSS

Right to education

DHANKUTA: No one should be deprived of the right to education, said Jagadish Khadka, administrator of the eastern region, while addressing a programme organised on Friday to mark the 31st Education Day. Chief district officer (CDO) Shambhu Ghimire also spoke at the programme presided over by chairman of the Dhankuta District Development Committee chairman Balananda Bhurtel. — RSS

Police school’s anniv

DOTI: Different programmes were organised here on Friday to mark the 21st anniversary of Dipendra Police Residential Secondary School. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) of the Far-western Regional Police Office, Ramesh Kumar Shrestha, said none should make the schools the target of terrorism. Reflecting the culture of the region, students of the school performed dances and sang songs. Chief guest Shrestha gave away prizes to deserving students. He also donated Rs 3000 personally to the school. — RSS

Shivaratri begins

Rupandehi: The three-day long Mahashivaratri festival kicked off in Butwal on Saturday. The festival organised by the Butwal branch of the Brahmakumari Ishworiya University was inaugurated by the chief judge of the local appellate court, l Mohan Prakash Sitaula. Justice Sitaula, Rajyogi preacher Brahmakumari Kanala, Brahmakumari Sarita, Brahmakumar Krishna Neupane, writer Kamal Nath Gyawali and social worker Ganesh Man Sainju shed light on the importance of spiritual learning and Shivaratri. — HNS