How soon is very soon?

POKHARA: Internal Revenue Office, Pokhara, has set one condition to lift the lockout of the account section of Phoolbari Resort and Spa. The revenue office has asked the five-star hotel to furnish the detail of the time schedule to clear the debt. The revenue office had locked the account section on Thursday accusing the hotel of defaulting more than Rs 10 million rupees VAT and tourism charge. The chief of the revenue office Shyam Prasad Koirala informed that though the hotel had paid Rs 4 lakh the next day, the lockout won’t end until the hotel furnishes the detail of the time schedule to clear the bills. Raju Kiran of the Phoolbari hotel said the hotel was going to pay all the dues very soon. — HNS

Police post bombed

JANAKPURDHAM: A group of Maoists on Saturday night detonated a bomb at the Jatahi police post in Dhanusha district. Eye witnesses said hundreds of Maoists had come to detonate the bomb at the post, which had been emptied last week. The Maoists have so far damaged police posts at Dhanushadham, Sabaila and Jatahi after their attack on Yadukuwa. — HNS

Mothers’ Day today

KATHMANDU: The Matatirtha Aunsi is being celebrated across the country by offering fruits and sweets and paying respect to mothers. Those whose mothers have passed away go to the Matatirtha Kunda at Thankot on Monday to pay tributes to their mothers. Legend has it that Lord Bishnu asked people, whose mothers had passed away, to bathe in the Kunda and that he gave them a glimpse of the departed mothers, thus the festival is celebrated with a hope that the departed soul would rest in peace and that their blessings would make the life in the world easier. Those without mothers also make religious offerings in memory of their departed mothers in various holy shrines throughout the country. — RSS

2 freed, one abducted

SINDHULI: Musual VDC sercetary Ram Babu Karki and Rameswor Karki of the same VDC, who had been abducted by Maoists on April 13 from their respective houses, were released on Friday. The abducted persons were freed unconditionally at Sitalpati VDC of the district, according to local Ramesh Karki. Meanwhile, the Maoists abducted Shankar Karki of Limphatar VDC-3 of the district from his own house on Friday. — RSS

55-year-old murdered

URLABARI: An unidentified person murdered 55-year-old Mahavir Majhi of Rajghat VDC-6 of Morang district on Friday night using a sharp weapon. Majhi was hacked with a Khukuri to death while he was sleeping in his house, according to the police source. — RSS

Donations pour in

DULEGAUDA: A total of Rs 13 million has been collected as of Saturday in the Srimadbhagwat Mahayagya organised here with the objective of constructing the Seti Ganga Community Hospital in Jharauta of Dulegaida village development committee-9 of Tanahu district. According to coordinator of the hospital construction committee Ganesh Prasad Sharma, most of the donors were residents of Tanahu. Some Rs 4.3 million was collected on Saturday alone, said Sharma. — RSS

Peace Pillar inaugurated

HETAUDA: Local Panchakanyas inaugurated the Peace Pillar constructed at new bus park of Hetaunda municipality Ward Number 10 of Makawanpur district on Saturday. The Peace Pillar was established with the cooperation of local industrialists and people. On the occasion, mayor of the municipality Madhu Ghimire said there is the need of consolidation of democracy. — RSS