Businessman abducted

BIRGUNJ: An unidentified gang on Friday abducted Ramesh Kataruka, the manager of Jagadamba Soap and Chemicals Industry. SP Bijaya Kayastha of district police office said a gang of around 12 persons abducted Kataruka from the industry premises at Lipanimal of Parsa at around 7.45 pm. — HNS

Blast in oil store

RAUTAHAT: A group of Maoists on Friday detonated a powerful bomb in Gupta Oil Store at BP Chowk in Gaur, the district headquarters of Rautahat. Property worth Rs. 1.2 millions was destroyed in the blast, according to Ajaya Gupta, the owner. — HNS