Security beefed up

TAPLEJUNG: The District Administration Office has stepped up security in the headquarters after rumours spread that the Maoists were planning to attack the place. According to CDO Mohan Prasad Pokharel, the security has been tightened. He added additional deployment of forces was sought to thwart the possible attack. — HNS

Bombs defused

RAUTAHAT: Security forces defused two bombs found near an exam centre in Jana Jyoti Higher Secondary School at Chandranigahpur of Rautahat district. Security sources said the bombs were defused early in the morning, adding a large number of security forces have been deployed to maintain peace during the exam. — HNS

Dalit in Mahayagna

Bara: A Dalit man has participated in a Bishnu Mahayagna organised at Telkuwa of Bara district. Among 11 participants in the yagna, 55-year-old Bangali Paswan was the sole Dalit participant. "This is an example of how to end caste discrimination prevalent in the society," said Ram Ayodhya Yadav, Bara Nepali Congress secretary. — HNS

Heat affects life

RAUTAHAT: The life in Rautahat district has been affected by the increased temperature for some days. Most of the schools in the district have sifted their classes to the mornings and people are hardly seen during the day due to the hot wind and scorching sun. The maximum temperature reaches 35 degree Celsius. — RSS

Relief for fire victims

KALAIYA: The Nepal Red Cross Society, Bara, gave away clothing and other relief materials to 66 fire victims of Telkuwa VDC, Wards 1, 2 and 3 of the district. About 34 houses were gutted on March 25. — RSS

Two girls injured in blast

PALPA: Two girls of Tansen were injured when a bomb thrown by the Maoists exploded on Saturday. The wounded are four-year-old Mahisha Rokka and 12-year Sangita Rokka of Tansen municipality-6. They are undergoing treatment in the local mission hospital. — RSS

Dalit weekly out

INARUWA: The Dalits in Sunsari district have started the publication of Janasudhar, a weekly magazine, from Inaruwa. The magazine, to be published every Thursday, has Dipak Viswokarma as its editor-in-chief. The magazine aims for an egalitarian society helping to end the prevailing racial discrimination, it is said. — RSS

Relief goods distributed

NAWALPARASI: Relief materials of worth Rs 500,000 was provided to the fire victims of 45 families of Basahiya village of Bedauli VDC of the district. The relief was provided by the district disaster and relief committee, Nepal Red Cross Society and the VDC. The relief materials include rice, beaten rice, pots and 43 units of tents. The entire village was razed on Friday. Four persons injured in the fire were given Rs 1,000 each. The victims were settled in the temporary shelter, CDO Madhav Prasad Sharma said. — RSS

Woman dies in brawl

URLABARI: A woman died here while trying to stop her son and son-in-law from fighting. According to the area police office, Urlabari, Jubba Satar,55, died after she was struck by a wooden plank used by her son-in-law to attack her son. A resident of Rajghat VDC-3 in Morang district, Narayan Satar and his brother-in-law Gungre Satar were drunk which lead to the brawl. Jubba succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at Amda hospital in Damak. The accused has been taken into custody. — RSS