Five ‘Maoists’ acquitted

Kathmandu: The Special Court on Thursday acquitted five suspected Maoists, arrested from Morang district. The court acquitted Gyanendra Katwal, Santhosh Shrestha, Janardan Dangi, Tilak KC and Kamal Prasad Gautam. The government had charged them of sedition and had filed a case seeking a 10-year jail term for them.

Ghimire retires

KATHMANDU: Krishna Prasad Ghimire, member of Judicial Council, took compulsory retirement form his office on Thursday. Ghimire was nominated the member of the council by the King two years ago.

Camp for street children

KATHMANDU: The Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Centre (CWIN) organised various socialisation programmes for street children during their one month long winter camp. Popular senior musicians, cartoonists, child literateurs and social workers visited the camp and entertained the children. The organisation, in collaboration with Gallery 9, is organising an art exhibition put up by street children from Sunday to Tuesday.

Fund crunch shuts school

Rammechhap: Lack of fund has forced closure of Durgadevi Primary School located at Bhataula VDC of Ramechhap district. This has kept students, mostly from the Majhi community, out of the school. "We are compelled to close down the school because there is no government appointed teacher here and we cannot collect any fund to pay the teachers we hire," said Shree Bahadur Majhi, treasurer of the school management committee.

Four VDC offices looted

Jhapa: Armed gang of dacoits looted offices of four VDCs in Jhapa district on Tuesday afternoon and abducted a civilian during their looting spree. A gang of armed looters looted Rs 6,752 cash and a motorbike from Rajendra Parajuli, secretary of Surunga VDC, DDC Jhapa stated. Similarly, another gang of armed looters, identifying themselves as Maoists, looted Rs 7,836 cash from Tanganduba VDC office, Rs 8,112 from the Kumarkhod VDC and Rs 2,975 from Sharnmati village development committee.