Woman killed in blast:

MALEKHU: Suntali Darji, 50, of Nalang village development committee-6 was killed in a bomb explosion on Monday, security sources said. According to locals, the security forces had cleared road obstructions placed by the Maoists on Dhading-Malekhu section on Thursday. Darji was killed in a landmine explosion as she went to the site to fetch some branches. —HNS

Blast in Kailali tax office:

DHANGADHI: Two Maoists detonated a bomb in a tax office at Bhansar road in Kailali district on Tuesday. The bomb destroyed the nine-room building. The office source said the Maoists placed the bomb after alarming the staffers on the bomb at around 10 am. The staffers had informed the police and RNA’s bomb disposal team about the bomb but it went off before the security men reached there. — HNS

Road reopens after 5 days:

DHADING: Malekhu-Dhadingbesi road, which the Maoists had obstructed for the past five days, was opened on Tuesday. The road opened after security forces removed barricades placed by the Maoists at many places. A disposal team of the Royal Nepalese Army had also diffused bombs at different places. — RSS

Diesel, petrol thief nabbed:

RAJBIRAJ: A person who was selling diesel and petrol which he had stolen from vehicles has been arrested. Bhela Yadav of Kunauli was caught red-handed while stealing diesel from a bus. He was possessing 20 litres of diesel and was handed over to police, according to Dinesh Shaha, vice-chairman of Sagarmatha Transport Bus Drivers’ Association. — RSS

Directives to govt staffers:

BIRATNAGAR: Addressing a meeting of chiefs of district and zonal offices of eastern development region in Biratnagar on Tuesday, regional administrator, Chhavi Raj Panta, issued directives to make public service more effective and convenient. Morang CDO, Yog Raj Paudel, spoke of giving priority to public works. — RSS

Programme for women:

RAJBIRAJ: A special programme has been launched with the objective of making 6,000 women of Saptari district literate. They will become literate within four months. Around 238 women of 29 VDCs of Saptari will receive the trainers’ training, said district education officer, Laxmiram Poudel. The programme will be launched in the VDCs with higher number of illiterate women. Skills will be imparted to make them self-reliant, said local development officer, Nawaraj Upadhyay. — RSS

Training for journos:

DOLAKHA: Twelve journalists in Dolakha received computer training in order to keep abreast with modern information technology and information networks. The training organised by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Dolakha, was attended by representatives of daily newspapers and various media organisations. Chiranjibi Maskey, a trainee, said the participants learnt about graphic designs, e-mail and internet. — RSS