Poudel to undergo tests

POKHARA: Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel would undergo physiotherapy on Tuesday, the officiating chief of the Western Regional Hospital, Yamuna Subal, said on Monday. Poudel has been suffering from backache, urinal and chest ailments, and toothache. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday evening. — HNS

Police free three detainees

Pokhara: Police on Monday released the district president of Pro-public Good Governance, Kaski, Thakur Prasad Baral. President of the Pokhara chapter of Transparency International Nepal, Anandraj Mulmi, and Bhupnidhi Pant, a journalist, were also released on Monday. They were summoned to the DAO, Kaski, on Sunday. — HNS

25 houses gutted in Siraha

LAHAN: At least 25 houses were gutted at Mulbari of Phoolbariya VDC in Siraha district on Sunday evening after fire spread from the house of Dambar Bahadur Pulami, police said. The Nepal Red Cross Society, Siraha, said, property worth Rs 1.32 m was damaged by the fire. — HNS

Rights body flays killing

KATHMANDU: The Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Studies has condemned the killing of Khagendra Shrestha, editor of Dharan Today. Shrestha died on March 31, while undergoing treatment in Siliguri after a group of unidentified people shot at him at his office in Chhatachowk, Dharan, on March 15. — HNS

Call for Pahadi’s release

KATHMANDU: The Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) and national and international human rights activists in a press statement on Monday have urged the authorities to release its HURPES founding chairman Krishna Pahadi. — HNS