Dhading DDC chief quits

DHADING: The nominated chairman of Dhading district development committee (DDC), Mohan Kumar Shrestha, resigned at a press conference organised in the district headquarters, Dhading Bazaar, on Sunday. Explaining that a new political situation prevailed in the country and the government which had nominated him chairman six months ago was no longer in force, Shrestha disclosed the Maoists had been pressurising him to resign. He added health reasons also had prompted his resignation. — HNS

Order on dumping waste

BIRATNAGAR: The Biratnagar Appellate Court on Friday issued a stay order to BMC Silt Environmental Services Pvt Ltd to stop disposing waste at a dumping site at Kathari-1 of Morang. A joint bench of judges Bodhari Raj Pandey and Raghav Lal Baidhya issued the order to the company, which has taken the charge of disposing the waste of the city and had been dumping the waste at Kathari since April 2. — HNS

Girl commits suicide

SUNSARI: A 20-year-old girl committed suicide by setting herself on fire following a squabble with her husband. Punam Poudel of Mahendranagar VDC-4 of Sunsari district was rushed to the BP Koirala institute of health sciences with serious burn injuries where she died later, according to area police office, Dharan. — RSS

Water shortage in Manma

KALIKOT: Water shortage has hit Manma, the district headquarters of Kalikot, after Maoists set off explosions at two intake tanks of the Manma Khadachakra drinking water project recently. Property worth Rs 0.3 million was destroyed in the explosions, according to drinking water sub-division office chief Bharat Raj Shrestha. — RSS

Free eye camp organised

BIRATNAGAR: Over 400 people had their eyes checked at a free eye camp at Biratnagar sub-metropolis Ward No 7 on Saturday. The camp was jointly organised by Lions Club of Biratnagar, Ramlal Golchha Eye Hospital, Sagarmatha Chaudhari Eye Hospital and Muslim Youth Committee, Biratnagar. Some 100 people with cataract have been referred to the Golchha Eye Hospital for free operation. Medicines and spectacles were given away to the patients free of cost. — RSS

Meet on Press freedom

BHAIRAHAWA: Siddhartha Jaycees organised a seminar on "Press freedom and human rights, the main basis of democracy" here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, president of Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) Krishna Pahadi said the freedom of the press is leading to consolidation of human rights in the country. Journalist Harihar Birahi said the political movement should not be limited to holding power but should guide the country towards prosperity. — RSS

Jaleswar flooded

MAHOTTARI: Two VDCs of Mahottari district including the district headquarters Jaleswar are waterlogged as a result of flood in the local Ratu river. Ward Nos 6, 7, 12 and 13 of Jaleswar municipality are flooded after water from the river inundated the embankment south of the Barbari bridge. Public life in Nainhi and Bhittamod VDCs are also paralysed as a result of the flood waters. — RSS

Lightning kills woman

RAJBIRAJ: A woman died and another was seriously injured after lightening struck them at Lalpatti VDC-7 of Saptari district on Saturday evening. Jumeda Khatoon, 25, who was planting paddy in the field was killed while 22-year-old Majahitani Khatoon, who was also working with Jumeda, was seriously injured, witnesses said. — RSS