Maoists torch vehicles


Irked that three vehicles with Indian registration plates violated their bandh call, Maoists torched all the three at Arun Khola Bazaar near the Mahendra Highway in Nawalparasi district on Saturday. — HNS

Relief for tsunami-hit


The NGO Federation, Dhading unit has set up a relief fund for the tsunami victims, the district chairman Keshav Duwadi said on Friday. According to him, the civic society, business community and the locals have contributed in cash and kind for the victims through the fund. He added that the central office of the NGO Federation would be collecting relief fund for the victims. — HNS

Forest panel formed


A Hatemalo Forest Conservation Committee was selected by a meeting of the Forest Users’ Group of Charali Nichaghoda forest area with 15 members for the conservation forests. Three members were selected from each major political party. On the occasion, former VDC chairmen Shankar Pokhrel and Durga Bhattarai of Duhagadi and Chandragadi VDCs expressed their views. — RSS

Legal literacy programme


The Appellate Court Unit Pokhara organised a legal literacy programme in Bhalam VDC under the Nepal Bar Association Legal Help Project. The programme was participated in by 131 women. Advocate Kalpita Marashini, Meghman Paudel, Prakesh Mishra and Narayan Prasad Sharma provided training on the subjects of divorce and women trafficking. — RSS

More transport services


Dhading Transport Operators’ Association has added more services to and from Kathmandu to Jumre Bhanjyang of Sankos VDC. Earlier, they only had been operating bus service from Dhadingbesi to Syaule Bazaar along the Timleng section. A meeting took the decision in this connection on Wednesday. The meeting also decided that the association would be compelled to hike five to 25 per cent fare if the government does not withdraw the rise in price of petroleum products, said Govinda Kumar Shrestha, assistant secretary, said. — RSS

Mahayagya to be held


Dhaneshwor Development Youth Committee is going to hold Atirudrabhishek Mahayagya at the premises of Dhaneshwor temple of Kavre soon. Different gurus and pundits will recite verses from the puranas besides performing different other religious rituals during the Mahayagya to be held from January 19 to 31, it is said. — RSS

Tusker menace


Herds of wild elephants have been creating havoc in different VDCs of Jhapa district. The beasts have not only destroyed crops and crumbled down cottages, but they also have been threat to the life of people. Sarmila Shrestha, 18, of Kalijhoda, Prem Maya Adhikari, 28, of Dhaijan and wife of Nilkantha Paudel of Duhagadhi-2 were wounded by the attack of the wild elephants on Thursday. The wounded are undergoing treatment at local hospital. Herds of elephants roam in different VDCs of the district including Bahungangi, Shantinagar, Budhabare, Khudunabari, Shanischare, Arjundhara, Dhaijan and Mechinagar. — RSS

Training on resources


The natural resources training held by Environment Journalists Association Nepal concluded here on Thursday. Some 30 journalists from different districts of the far-west region participated in the week-long training. The participants were trained on the role of journalists and media in utilising and promoting natural resources in the country. — RSS