Child killed in mishap

DHANUSHA: A two-year-old child was killed on the spot when a Taata Sumo van (Ba 5 Cha 2519), which was heading to Prakomchhuwa VDC of Morang from Biratnagar, hit him in front of his house on Friday evening. The dead child has been identified as Riwat Kumar Mandal, the youngest son of Saroj Mandal of the VDC, according to the District Police Office. The police have taken the van and its driver under control for necessary action, it is said. — RSS

Power in villages

BAGLUNG: The rural people have been able to use electricity after the active participation of the communities of various VDCs of Baglung district to run the Rural Energy Development Programme. The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) had launched the programme in 10 VDCs of Baglung in the first phase with an objective of reducing poverty and maintaining environmental balance after mobilizing the resources available in the rural areas. Altogether 18,115 people of 3,623 households of 10 VDCs have been benefited by the 331 kw electricity generated from the 14 small hydro-electricity projects in rural VDCs of the district including Taman, Bhimgithe, Gwalichaur, Dudhilabhati, Tangram, Sakuwa, Panyathanyap and Rangkhani. — RSS

Maoist killed in clash

DHARAN: One Maoist was killed when a group of them clashed with a team of security forces at the Panchakanya VDC in Sunsari on Saturday. District-based security sources said the clash ensued at 8.30 pm after the Maoists attacked the team on a regular patrol. Forces later recovered a body of a Maoist cadre on the spot, the sources said. No casualties were reported on the security forces’ side, the sources further said. — HNS

Plea for safe release

GAIGHAT: The wife of police constable Bhoj Kumar Danuwar, who was abducted by the Maoists on February 7 after Dhankuta attack, has urged the rebels to release him safely. She also urged rights activists, mediapersons and civil society to take initiatives for Danuwar’s release. — HNS

Ward members quit

KAPILVASTU: Eleven members of the Kapilvastu municipality have resigned from their posts citing personal reasons. The number of resigning ward members reached 11 as two ward members of ward number five — Chini Kurmi and Ganga Ram Kurmi — resigned on Friday. — HNS

Interaction held

RAJBIRAJ: The Saptari DDC organised an interaction on Royal Proclamation and Democracy on Saturday. Addressing the interaction, Muktinath Mandal, the DDC chairman said: “Unity between the King and the people is the need of the time to save democracy established jointly by the King and the people.” — HNS