Man dies of injuries

BHAIRAHAWA: Sadar Kurmi, 60, of Bagauli VDC in Rupandehi, who was beaten up by his two younger brothers, died on Saturday while undergoing treatment at the Lumbini Zonal Hospital.

Police said the accused are absconding. — HNS

Three commit suicide

BHAIRAHAWA: Sabitri Murab, 21, a domestic helper for Jamuna Gurung at Siddharthanagar municipality-7, was found dead on Saturday. Police suspected her to have consumed poison. Meanwhile, a couple in Basantpur VDC-6, Rupandehi, has committed suicide by consuming poison. According to the District Police Office, Bhupal Tharu, 32, and his wife Radha Kumari, 30, were found serious at their house. Both died on their way to the Lumbini Zonal Hospital in Butwal for treatment. — HNS

District hospital services

ROLPA: Residents of Rolpa, a remote hilly district, have finally begun getting services of a district hospital. The first district hospital in Rolpa came into function on Saturday. The hospital is presently housed temporarily at the DDC building. The hospital will be shifted after a permanent building is constructed, said regional health director Dr Shrawan Kumar Chaudhary. — RSS

‘Peace govt’s priority’

DAMAULI: Minister for women, children and social welfare, Durga Shrestha has said that the first priority of the present government is keeping peace in the country. Talking to the media people in Damauli on Sunday, minister Shrestha said the present government is committed to ending the crisis facing the country while stamping out terrorism and violence from the nepalese society. She added the royal proclamation of February 1 was solely aimed at giving the people a sense of peace and security. — RSS

Alumni bodies’ meet

KATHMANDU: The first regional meeting of the Japan Alumni Associations of South Asia is due to start from Monday. Tokyo has been playing host to such a meeting for many years. However, the meeting is being held in Nepal for the first time in South Asia. There will be participation of various personalities involved in different sectors and had studied in various universities in Japan in the two-day meeting organised by the Japan University Students’ Association, Nepal.— RSS