Infant killed

RAJBIRAJ: Five-year-old Kanhaiyya Yadav, son of Dambar Yadav of Maleth-7, died on the spot when a loaded truck heading towards Rupani from Rajbiraj hit him near Rupani on Wednesday. The truck hit Kanhaiyya while he was trying to cross the road, locals said. Agitated people obstructed traffic for over one hour. Traffic resumed after a team including the Chief District Officer and security officials promised to install speed breakers on the road. — HNS

Timber handed over

LAHAN: The Lahan Security Company of Ranasingh Dal Battalion of RNA at Choharwa handed over three tractorloads of illegal sal wood seized by a joint forest patrol and security forces team to the District Forest Office, Udaypur, on Wednesday. The timber, being fished out of Udaypur was seized on Tuesday night from Kadarwana Road of Daulatpur of Saptari. —HNS

Protest against fiat

POKHARA: Academic activities at the Prithvi Narayan Campus came to a halt on Wednesday in course of a protest programme against the recent media ordinance promulgated by the government. The Prithvi Narayan Campus unit of the Tribhuvan University Professors’ Association staged a pen-down strike on Wednesday. Most students returned from the campus as they were ignorant of the pen-down strike. —HNS

FSU locks Eng dept

POKHARA: The students of Free Students’ Union (FSU) Prithvi Narayan Campus unit, Pokhara, on Wednesday have locked the English Department of the campus ‘indefinitely’. The students took this step after Tribhuvan University issued a notice saying that the students passing in third division in the Bachelors level will be ineligible to study Major English at the Masters level. FSU campus unit President Soviet Dhakal demanded an immediate withdrawal of the university’s decision and threatened that the students would launch an agitation programme if the decision was not taken back. — HNS

Dalit body meet

CHITWAN: Nepal National Dalit Liberation Organisation (NNDLO) is organising its first national convention from November 26-28 in Chitwan, NNDLO said at a press meet here on Wednesday. According to NNDLO, delegates from over 50 districts will attend the meet. The central president of NNDLO, Ranendra Barali, said the convention will focus on the need of a constituent assembly for the establishment of peace and democracy in the country as well as the ways to end discriminations and the necessity of reservations for dalits in various sectors. — HNS

Youths’ plea

Kavre : General secretary of Democratic National Youth Association (DNYA) aligned to CPN-UML Rabindra Adhikari has urged the youths to actively participte in the agitation. Addressing the sixth district convention of DYNA, Bara, organised at district headquarters Kalayia on Wednesday he said so, adding, at a time when the King is disrespecting the Constitution of Nepal-1990, they are not forced to respect the Constitution. By introducing the new

media ordinance-2062, the government has prevented Nepali people from their fundamental right to information, Adhikari said. On the occasion, Ram Chandra Pyasi, Chamina Bhattrai, Ramesh Chaudhary, Krishna Poudel and Surendra Yadav were present. — HNS

NC(D) CWC meet

KATHMANDU: The Central Working Committee (CWC) of Nepali Congress (D) remained inconclusive on Wednesday, although the party has made it clear that its incumbent President Sher Bahadur Deuba will lead the party in the future. The party, which is preparing for its first ever General Convention, will be holding a meeting on Friday. It is expected to give a final shape to its documents only after they are put to wider scrutiny. — HNS

3 Maoists surrender

DIPAYAL: Three Maoist cadres surrendered before the District Administration Office (DAO), Bajura, on November 8, according to a press release issued on Wednesday by the RNA Far-West Division. Maoist section commander Muga BK (Nashpata) of Jagnath VDC in Bajura

district surrendered at the DAO, Bajura, while Sita Kumari Pun Magar and Manju Gurung surrendered at the DAO, Dadeldhura, the RNA release said. — HNS

RJP meet concludes

KATHMANDU: The Central Working Committee meeting of the Rastriya Janashakti Party concluded on Wednesday after adopting the party’’s future programme and strategy with modifications. Central member and chief of the Central Publicity Department of the party, Sarbendra Nath Shukla had presented the programme and strategy before the meeting. The RJP meeting concluded that the statement about the present contemporary politics given by the party president were worth emulating as the party’s principles and guidelines as well as utterly relevant for resolving the problems in the present complex political situation.— RSS

Victims identified

BARDIYA: Of the six persons killed on Tuesday in a bus accident at Bardiya, three have been identified on Wednesday. According to District Police Office (DPO), Banke, those who have been identified are Khojan Bahadur Tharu of Sorahawa VDC-2, Khim Bahadur Kunwar Chhetri of Magargadhi-6 and Pahal Singh Buddha of Shivapur-2 of Bardiya district. Among the 32 injured who are being treated at Kohalpur Teaching Hospital, the conditions of Prakash Chaudhary and Narayan Prasad, both of Kailali, are critical, Dr Lokram Barma, a medical officer at the hospital, said. — HNS

Five girls rescued

BIRGUNJ: The volunteers of Maiti Nepal have rescued five girls on Tuesday from the Birgunj-Raxaul border while they were being taken to Delhi by one Shomlala Gole. Gole had promised the girls jobs in India. Those rescued by Maiti Nepal volunteers are Asha Lama, Renu Lama, Phulmaya Tamang, Maya Tamang and Kumari Tamang of Manhari VDC in Makwanpur district. But the main culprit involved in the trafficking incident, Thulakanchha, managed to escape, the police said. — HNS

‘Rapist’ held

ITAHARI: The police have arrested Kali Charan Mahato of Dewangunj who had absconded four months ago after raping a woman at Ramgunj Sinuwari, Sunsari. Police Inspector of District Police Office, Sunsari, Bimal Basnet said that the convict was apprehended on

the basis of a rape case filed by the woman. — RSS

Maoist suspect freed

KAVRE: Ram Prasad Suwal, who was arrested on the charge of being a Maoist, was released on Wednesday from Dhulikhel Jail following a Supreme Court order on Tuesday. Earlier, a writ petition was filed at the apex court by Suwal’s relatives. The security force had arrested Suwal, 22, on July 2 last year. — HNS