Rs 150,000 looted

GAIGHAT: An unidentified gang on Tuesday looted Rs 150,000 from Ganesh Bahadur Rai while he was on way to Gaighat from Kathmandu on a bus. Rai had just returned from Saudi Arabia. The looters had drugged him with a biscuit before looting him. He had been taken to Udaypur district hospital and was unconscious till late on Thursday, according to hospital sources. — HNS

Blast destroys govt office

TAHANUN: Cadres of the CPN (Maoist) detonated a powerful bomb in Tanahun district land conservation office at Galbubensi of Byas municipality-1 on Wednesday night. The explosion damaged seven rooms of the two-storey building including the furniture in them. A source at the office said the explosion incurred a loss of about one million rupees. Hira Maya Thapa, the peon of the office stated, "The blast occurred at around 9 pm. When I arrived at the site, no man was visible." Security forces arrived at the place only in the morning. They recovered 60-metre long wire, which they assumed was used to detonate the bomb. — HNS

Diarrhoea cases on rise

DHADING: Some 96 persons have been affected by diarrhoea in ward numbers five, six, seven and eight of the Salyantar VDC located at the northern part of Dhading. Half of them have returned home after recovery while others are still undergoing treatment but there has been shortage of necessary drugs, it is learnt. The district health office has stated necessary drugs had been sent to the health centre only a few days back and further arrangement will be made soon for treatment after reviewing the situation. — RSS

Free health camp held

SURKHET: The Centre for Victims of Torture (CVICT), Nepal, has provided free health treatment service to 750 persons affected by conflict in Surkhet. According to information given at a press conference organised by CVICT in Birendranagar, legal consulting services were provided to 750 persons. — RSS

Timber for freed kamaiyas

TULSIPUR: Freed bonded labourers (kamaiyas) of Dang district are to receive timber from the government after four years of their liberation. Thirty-five cubic feet of timber has been provided to each of the 166 freed bonded labourer, said chief of district land reforms office Dang, Govinda Prasad Sharma. A nongovernmental organisation BASE had extended cooperation in transporting the timber for distribution among the freed kamaiyas, the office has stated. Provision has been made to provide timber to freed kamaiyas of Tulasipur area. — RSS

Training on human rights

GAJURI: Three-day training programme on leadership development conducted at Dhadingbeshi by Human Rights Campaign for Peace with support of Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) concluded recently. Twenty-two persons took part in the training programme that concluded after designing various extensive programmes such as organising interaction, symposium, discussions and folk songs for dalits at various places including Sangkosh and Khari. — RSS

Vocational training ends

PYUTHAN: Three month training on repair and maintenance of radio and television concluded here recently under the auspices of cottage and small industries development board, Pyuthan branch office. Taking part in the training were 13 persons from Rolpa, Rukum, Pyuthan and Salyan districts. Representative from the office, Shyambhu Bharati, gave away certificates to the participants. On the occasion, chief of the office Hasta Bahadur Lama said that provision of credit under the skill development scheme had also been made for the entrepreneursneeding it. — RSS