NC-D meet deferred

KATHMANDU: The central working committee (CWC) meet of the Nepali Congress (Democratic) has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, the party said in a statement issued on Friday. Earlier, the meeting was scheduled for Sunday. — HNS

Maoists thrash three

PYUTHAN: Maoists on Friday beat up three Pyuthan-based cadres of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the Communist Party of Nepal -Unified Marxist, Leninist (CPN-UML) for lodging complaints against their cadres. Rakshyane Damai of the NC, Birman Sunar and Jagad Dev Thapa of the CPN-UML were beaten up, said a former chairman of Damri VDC, Dila Ram Thapa. The three were beaten up because they had lodged complaints against Maoist cadres Harkeman Pun and Shyam Bahadur Thapa some months ago, Thapa said. The incident has terrorised the locals in Damri. — HNS

Rally against takeover

NARAYANGARH: Protesting against the February 1 royal takeover, the CPN-UML district-based leaders, cadres and representatives of different social and professional organisations took out a rally from the Lions’ Chowk on Friday and marched through the Narayangarh bazaar. — HNS

1 killed in mishap

DHADING: One Anuj Niraula died while Anu Pradhan was seriously injured when a motorcycle they were riding on was knocked down by a car near Jawangkhola river at Jogimaara VDC-2 along the Prithavi Highway on Thursday morning. Niruala, 22, is learnt to be a resident of Kathmandu while Pradhan, 22, hails from Lalitpur. A car knocked down the motorcycle coming from the opposite direction, police said. — RSS

Govt clarifies on flu

BIRATNAGAR: Chief of the Laboratory for Regional Veterinary Disease Research Dr Sadananda Dev on Friday said bird flu virus has not been detected in Nepali birds and that it is safe to consume such livestock raised in Nepal. Bird flu has not been detected in Nepal or India and there is nothing to panic, he said. — RSS

Poll preparations over

TRIBHUVAN NAGAR: Preparations for the forthcoming municipal elections in Tribhuvannagar and Tulsipur of Dang district have been completed, the District Election Office, Dang, said. According to the Chief of the District Election Office, Suryanath Sapkota, there are 48,547 voters in Tribhuvannagar and Tulsipur municipality. Polling centres have been arranged the municipalities. — RSS

Relief distributed

MAHENDRANAGAR: Emergency relief has been distributed to the victims of fire that broke out on Sunday at Bhramhadev Bajar of Mahendranagar. The Kanchanpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Nepal Red Cross Society Kanchanpur and the Temple Management Committee have jointly distributed cash, tarpaulin, and clothes to the victims. The Kanchanpur Chamber has distributed Rs 2,000 each to the 14 families and NRCS distributed clothes. — RSS

Airport blacktopped

DHANGADHI: The Dhangadhi Airport has been blacktopped. The airport which is spread over an area of 48 bigahas of land was constructed in 2039 BS but the flight service has not been regularly and during the rainy season there are very few flights to and fro Dhangadi. — RSS

Conference begins

CHITWAN: The eighth convention of Shree Krishna Pranami Youth Council, Nepal, began at the Shreekrishna Temple in Tikauli, Ratnanagar VDC of Chitwan on Wednesday. The main slogan of the convention is “Youths for peace, development, creation and positive attitude.” The convention which was inaugurated by Dr Swami Prapannacharya, member of Raj Parishad Standing Committee will also form a new committee. — RSS.