Electric shock kills one

DOLAKHA: Ganga Bahadur Thami of the Bhimeswor Municipality-3, Dokthali, was killed and a dozen others were injured when they were struck by electric current leaked from a naked wire on Monday. The leakage occurred due to short circuit, it is said. — RSS

Body to ban hooch

MYAGDI: A committee has been constituted at the initiative of District Administration Office, Myagdi, to control the illegal production and sale of liquor in the district. The team will also keep a close watch on criminal activities caused by the use of alcoholic drinks. The committee was constituted after different alcohol-caused aberrations and crimes became rampant in the district headquarters and peripheral villages, said CDO Nanda Prasad Paudyal. — RSS

Women awareness drive

PARBAT: The government has launched a women awareness and empowerment programme in Parbat with a view to uplifting the status of women. Under the programme run by the Women Development Branch, 811 women have jointly worked under 84 income generation groups in 15 VDCs of the district. — RSS