Narke clash toll 10

KAVRE: The toll from the clash in Narke, where a group of Maoists had attacked a bus boarded by security personnel at the Narke area of Mangaltar VDC-9 on Friday, has reached 10, a lieutenant colonel of the RNA’s No 9 brigade at Bhakunde, Sahadev Khadka, said, adding that the casualties included six security personnel, two Maoists and two civilians. —HNS

Scribes boycott meet

DHANGADHI: As per the decision reached during a meeting of the FNJ Kailali chapter, the journalists of Kailali boycotted the general convention of the CMA, which was attended by minister of information and communications, Tanka Dhakal. The journalists said they boycotted the programme attended by Dhakal because the government has ‘gagged the press’. — HNS

Phone lines restored

RAMECHHAP: Telephone services, which had been disrupted in the districts of Sindhuli, Dholakha and Ramechhap for the last three weeks, have resumed from Saturday. The service resumed after a faulty generator of the NTC tower in Madanwas, Sindhuli, was replaced with a new one. — HNS

RPP man’s last rites

POKHARA: The body of Chhetra Bahadur KC, president of the RPP Kaski chapter who was shot dead on Thursday, was cremated on the bank of the Seti river on Saturday. — HNS