Attack condemned

Birgunj: Human rights organisations have condemned the Maoist attack on the Jyoti Spinning Mills at Parwanipur. Human Rights Organisation of Nepal and the Human Rights and Peace Society of Parsa in a statement issued on Monday condemned the act and demanded solution to the crisis through talks. —HNS

Editor held, freed

JHAPA: Police has arrested Nahkul Kaji, editor of local Biwechana daily, for publishing the article against the police. A team of police led by inspector Govinda Adhikari arrested Kaji, deputy editor Madan Kharel, and Dr Raj Kumar Pokhrel, the writer of the article and took them to the district police office, Chandragadhi. They were released three hours later, on the condition that they publish a corrigendum. — HNS

FM case hearing today

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on a case filed by the government against the apex court’s stay order in Nepal FM case on Tuesday. According to an SC official, a division bench of two Justices would hear the case. The Government on Sunday filed a petition in the SC against its August 10 stay order to the government not to initiate any process for cancelling the licence of Nepal FM for broadcasting news. The SC stay order had opened the way for FM stations to broadcast news. — HNS