Two killed in mishaps

BIRATNAGAR: Eight-year-old Pinki Malik, daughter of Upendra Malik of Dharan-1, was killed after being run down by a passenger bus at a local vegetable market, Area Police Office, Dharan, said. The girl was rushed to the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan and died there while undergoing treatment , police said. Similarly, a report from Birgunj said Radhadevi Raut, 39, of Begai VDC-9, was killed after being hit by a truck at Parsa’s Gandak section on Tuesday..— HNS

Rallies against King

New Delhi: The migrant Nepalis living here will stage mass rallies to protest against the completion of a year under the King’s direct rule. According to the spokesperson of the NC-affiliated Nepali Liaison Committee India, Balkrishna Pandey, a mass rally of migrant Nepalis will be held at Jantarmantar in New Delhi on January 29. Similarly, CPN (Maoist)-affiliated migrant Nepali organisation, Human Rights Security Committee, is to organise a demonstration in New Delhi in February, the committee’s president, Laxman Pant, said. —HNS

7 Maoists surrender

DIPAYAL: Seven Maoist cadres have surrendered before the security bodies in Dipayal on Tuesday. The Maoists who gave themselves up are Pramod Rokaya, Basantabahadur Rokaya, Janak Thapa, Pema Karki, Chanpura Bhandari, Ramita Bohara, and Reshmi Rokaya. Of the seven Maoists, three are below 16 years of age and three under 18. — HNS

House bombed

BARDIYA: The Maoists have

detonated a bomb at the house of Sharada Adhikari in Gulariya, the district headquarters of Bardiya, on Monday night. The Maoists had meant to detonate the bomb at the office of District Election Office (DEO), but it had instead damaged a civilian’s house, District Police Office (DPO), Bardiya, said. No casualty was reported due to the explosion, Ghana Nanda Bhatta, SP at the District Police Office, said. — HNS

APF team to Liberia

KATHMANDU: Inspector General of the Armed Police Force (APF), Sahabir Thapa, on Tuesday bade farewell to a team of 120 APF personnel headed for Liberia under Deputy Superintendent of APF, Kishor Pradhan. The team will sever under the United Nations Mission in Liberia. On the occasion, Thapa asked the departing personnel to maintain their discipline during their mission and urged them to work earnestl while in Liberia.— HNS

Birthday marked

KATHMANDU: The Department of National Investigation held a programme on the premises of its office on Monday on the occasion of the 35th auspicious birthday of Crown Prince Paras. Former Chief of the Department Lekh Bahadur Pandey, member of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lalit Bahadur Limbu, member of the Royal Commission for Corruption Control Hari Babu Chaudhari, chief of the Department Devi Ram Sharma and others offered garlands and bouquets on the portrait of the Crown Prince, and wished him happiness. — RSS

Journos denied entry

NEPALGUNJ: Security personnel deployed at the main gate of the Ranjha airport barred journalists from entering into the airport with cameras on Tuesday. “The security personnel prevented us from entering into the airport when we identified ourselves as journalists. However, they let us enter the airport without cameras,” the journalists said. The Federation of Nepalese Journalists and Press Chautari Banke have told the government not to crush the right to information and said they will defy the ban. — HNS

Bombs inactivated

POKHARA: The RNA’s western regional headquarters Pokhara has claimed it has saved life and propery by deactivating bombs placed by the Maoists at various places here. Although there were serial bomb blasts in Pokhara, the security forces are competent to check possible accidents of a large scale, the regional headquarters claimed. In a press conference organised by the regional headquarters Pokhara here on Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Uttam Rupakheti said the security forces had seized a nearly 17 Kg bucket bomb planted by the Maoists near the Pokhara stadium on January 8. — HNS

RPP unit’s poll plan

BHAKTAPUR: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) District Committee, Bhaktapur, has decided to participate in the February 8 municipal polls. Vice-chairman of the district committee of the party, Chandan Krishna Shrestha, said that the party is making preparations for announcing the RPP candidates to the local polls from Madhyapur Thimi and

Bhaktapur municipalities.

Rajendra Prasad Lakha is likely to be chosen by the party as the mayoral candidate in Bhaktapur municipality. Chairman of the party’s district panel, Surendra Pratap Shah, said the party would announce its candidates to various posts in the two municipalities of the district by next week. He asked people not to be afraid of participating in the polls. — RSS

NSP meeting

KATHMANDU: Upcoming municipal elections and other contemporary issues figured in the national executive committee meeting of the Nepal Sadbhavana Party, which was held here on Tuesday. The NSP president, Badri Prasad Mandal, chaired the meeting. The NSP said the meeting will continue on Wednesday. — RSS

FSU polls on Feb 26

KATHMANDU: The election of the Free Students Union in Mahendra University (MU)-affiliate

campuses will be held on February 26, the Rector’s Office of the Mahendra University (MU) said in a notice published on Tuesday. The campuses have also been informed about the election, it said. — RSS

Peace procession

KATHMANDU: A five-member team of the World Hindu Federation (WHF) left on Tuesday for the United Kingdom, the US and Canada to hand over the Kalash or the auspicious jar, which the King had given to president of the federation, Bharat Keshar Singh, with the resolve to carry out the World Peace Kalash Yatra in different countries of the world wishing for world peace. — RSS

Pachyderm menace

TRIBHUVANNAGAR: Locals of Koltara village of Dang have been living in a state of panic because of wild elephants. Wild elephants recently destroyed wheat crops of Tara Bahadur Kunwar and Hemant BK. — RSS