6 Maoists killed in action

DANG: Security forces killed six Maoists in Dang and Kalikot during the last 24 hours. According to SP Bishwaraj Singh Shahi of Dang, Maoists’ district people’s government member Arjun Chaudhary alias Rahul, Bijaya Chaudhary and Indra Bahadur Chaudhary alias Shyam were killed at Okhara of Tribhuvan municipality-3 on Thursday. Minraj Basnet alias Baburam was killed at Manpur VDC-1 on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, Yagya Bahadur Rajaure, public relation officer of RNA’s mid-west division headquarters, said two Maoists were killed in an operation in Kalikot on Thursday. — HNS

Shrestha envoy to Canada

KATHMANDU: The King has, in accordance with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal-1990, appointed the Royal Nepalese ambassador to the United States of America, Kedar Bhakta Shrestha, Royal Nepalese ambassador to Canada as well, the Press Secretariat of the King said on Thursday. — RSS

Envoy opens info centre

KATHMANDU: French ambassador to Nepal Michele Jolivet inaugurated The

Himalayan Rescue Association’s information centre for tourists and Nepalis here

on Thursday. The centre located in Thamel is expected to provide information

particularly on high altitude sickness to trekkers and mountaineers prior to their adventure. — HNS

Teen swept away

DIPAYAL: Sher Bahadur Thapa, 17, of Toleni VDC, Doti, is missing after he was swept away by Seti river on Wednesday. Thapa was taking a bath when he was swept away, locals said adding there was no information about him till late on Thursday. — HNS

One hurt in firing

DHADING: A man was injured when an unidentified gang opened fire at a taxi going towards Dhadingbeshi through Malekhu from Kathmandu on Thursday. Prem Bahadur Bhandari, 35, a resident of Kumpur VDC-5, Dadhing, who teaches at the Mulbari primary school, Kaleri VDC, was injured in his left hand and leg. He has been admitted to the Dhading district hospital. — HNS

‘Abductee’ released

Lahan: The District Administration Office (DAO), Siraha, released Narad Bista, who was arrested on Wednesday on the charge of abducting and taking Shyam Kumar, a 13-year-old son of Dukhi Mandal, to India, after he promised to go to India to look for the boy on March 3. In a case filed at the District Police Office, Dukhi Mandal stated that Bista alias Sitte of Ghaletol had taken Shyam to India, promising him a job. — HNS

25 hurt in blasts

Nepalgunj: Twenty-five civilians, including two senior citizens and three children, and four policemen were injured when bombs went off at the Tribeni turning in Nepalgunj on Thursday, Yag Bahadur Rajaur, the public relations officer at the Royal Nepal Army’s Mid-west Division, said. — HNS