Order on excise duty

BHARATPUR: The Internal Revenue Office Bharatpur on Sunday ordered the Sri Distillery to pay a total of Rs 872,979,200 in excise and other duties which the distillery had not paid to the government. Similarly, first manager of the distillery Mathura Prasad Maskey has been fined Rs 5,000 and given a prison term of six months as per the Excise Act 2015. — RSS

Man electrocuted

HETAUDA: Ram Chandra Neupane of Harnamadi VDC-5 was electrocuted when a tree crashing in the storm caused a short circuit on Sunday evening, locals said. A sisau tree collapsed on the 11-KV wire, used to supply electricity in Chhatiwan area, east of Hetauda in Makwanpur. — HNS

‘Highlight rot in judiciary’

KATHMANDU: General secretary of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Bishnu Nisthuri, on Monday urged journalists covering the judiciary to make public issues of corruption and irregularities in the judiciary. “Unless you work boldly, corruption in the judiciary cannot be controlled.” — HNS

Jail terms for two

BARA: The Bara district court on Sunday handed over a 12-year jail sentence to two people including one Indian for their involvement in kidnapping of Devendra Keshar, 22, of Haraiya VDC. Ram Ekwal Shah of Adapur of India and Kariman Hajara of Bara have been convicted of human trafficking including seven others who are at large. — HNS

Property looted

HETAUDA: An armed group looted property worth over Rs 50,000 from the house of Gokul Thapa of Shanti tole, Hetauda municipality-1 on Monday evening. Thapa said the group of five entered his house taking advantage of power failure and made away with Rs 26,000 in cash and jewellery. — HNS