Release RNA man’

KATHMANDU: HimRights Lifeline on Monday called on the Maoists to release RNA personnel Thag Bahadur Khatri immediately without conditions. The Maoists reportedly abducted Khatri, 23, on Sunday near Gaighat in Udaypur. — HNS

SSB ‘ban’ on exports

Janakpurdham: SSB on the Indian border, at Jatahi check post have imposed a ban on export of construction materials like sand, crushed stones from Nepal to India, traders have alleged. For many years, Nepali sand and crushed stones have made their way to India, they said. —HNS

Copies of daily burnt

BIRGUNJ: A group of about a dozen young men who claimed to be King’s supporters torched copies of a daily newspaper at Maisthan chowk on Monday. They expressed anger at a news printed in the daily against the King and warned that their protest would continue until it stopped publ-ishing materials against the king.— HNS