King, Queen in Manang

POKHARA: King Gyanendra and Queen Komal left for Manang at 9. 35 on Wednesday for a civic reception, the Central Pritana Army Headquarters, Pokhara, stated. — HNS

Barrage-hit seek damage

RAJBIRAJ: People living near the Koshi barrage, in a memorandum submitted to the DAO, Dhanusha, on Wednesday have threatened to launch an indefinite agitation if they are not provided compensation. The government had urged them to vacate the place immediately. They have called on the government to implement all the agreements reached between Nepal and India during the construction of barrage. — HNS

VDC secretary abducted

DHANKUTA: Suspected Maoists on Wednesday abducted Pitraman Limbu, secretary of Faksib VDC in Dhankuta, from his office. The Maoists had warned VDC secretaries not to carry out works from their offices. Peon Keshav Ghimire, who was abducted along with Limbu, was released in the afternoon. — HNS