3 Nepalis killed in US

ST JAMES: Three Nepalis travelling in a car on Highway Four, south of St James, were killed in a two-car crash in southern Minnesota on Monday, the State Patrol said. The three were identified as 19-year-old Utshav Basnet, a student at the Marshall-based Southwest Minnesota State University and two women — 20-year-old Nishma Timilsina and Bedija Kharel.— AP

Copyright workshop

BHADRAPUR: A one-day workshop of the eastern region on “Legal implementation of right to copyright” was organised here on Monday by the Registrar Office of Nepal Copyright with a view to promoting awareness on the legal aspects of copyright among artistes and writers. Inaugurating the workshop, Justice of the Jhapa District Court, Umesh Raj Poudyal, said artistes should be cautious about copyright laws in order to protect creative works. — RSS

Army helps scribes

DOTI: Major General of the RNA, Western Division Headquarters, Rajendra Thapa, has provided Rs 10,000 for the purchase of a fax machine that is expected to help journalists of remote districts to disseminate news. Thapa handed over the sum to FNJ vice-president DR Pant at a regional gathering on “Free press for peace” held by the Far West Media Central Kanchanpur and Development Journalism Group, Doti. — RSS

Judges transferred

KATHMANDU: The King has transferred chief judge of the Rajbiraj Appellate Court, Damodar Prasad Sharma, to the Ilam Appellate Court, chief judge of the Nepalgunj Appellate Court, Ram Kumar Prasad Shah, to the Dhankuta Appellate Court, and chief judge of the Jumla Appellate Court, Kalyan Shrestha, to the Pokhara Appellate Court. Likewise, chief judges of the Hetauda Appellate Court and the Janakpur Appellate Court, Hetauda Krishna Prasad Upadhyaya and Dipendra Upadhyaya, have been transferred to the Nepalgunj Appellate Court and the Baglung Appellate Court, the Press Secretariat of the King said on Tuesday. — RSS

Property gutted

KATHMANDU: Fire broke out at the houses of Ramesh Acharya and Keshav Acharya at Sundol VDC-9, Kathmandu, on Monday, damaging property worth Rs 1.1 lakh, police said. Similarly, two motorcycles were damaged when a group of unidentified persons set them ablaze on Monday afternoon on the premises of the house of Sanubhai Khatri at Chhaimale, Kathmandu. In Lalitpur, a fire destroyed the house of Pema Jehit Nepali at Sanepa on

Monday evening. — HNS

Project office torched

DAMAK: A group of some 12 Maoists set ablaze the office of Ratuwamai Plantation Project in Kerkha of Jhapa district on Monday night. According to the Armed Police Force’s Pathibhara battalion, the group also set ablaze a motorbike of the office. The group fled the scene after beating up Binod Manandhar, the chief of the office, police said. Property worth Rs 100,000 has been estimated to have been damaged in the incident. — HNS

5 Maoists surrender

BARA: Five Maoist cadres — Samina Khatun, Heju Hajara, Raj Kumar Karki, Tuk Bahadur Adhikari and Gani Muhammad Ansari — surrendered before the District Security Committee, Bara, on Tuesday. The five Maoists gave themselves up after being fed up with Maoist activities, District Administration Office, Bara. — HNS

Press Council awards

KATHMANDU: The Press Council Nepal is to present this year’s “Press Council Literary Award” to literary journalist and author Shiva Regmi for his unparalleled contribution to the field of literary journalism through the medium of research studies, editing and writing. Similarly, this year’s Literary Award for literary column writing is to be presented to journalist Jayadev Bhattarai, who has contributed to the development of literary journalism his creative articles on different topics. The Awards carry a purse of Rs 25,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively, according to the Press Council Nepal. — RSS