Six injured in clash

MAHOTTARI: Six persons were injured when locals clashed with police during the election of Shri Prasad Singh Higher Secondary School management committee in Aurahi on Wednesday night. Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) cadres and Tourism Minister Sharat Singh Bhandari supporters contested the election of the management committee. Defeated Bhandari supporters, along with Inspector Uday Tamang, pressed the resource person to reverse the decision. Policemen Anil Yadav and Rudra Thapa were injured in the clash, which left Suraj Basnet, Sunil Shah, Satya Narayan Shah and Santosh Shah injured. Supporters of the winning team were attacked by other locals. A police van was also vandalised in the clash. Police seized three motorbikes used by the assailants. A struggle committee, coordinated by TMDP activist Narendra Yadav, submitted a memorandum to Chief District Officer Sagarmani Parajuli on Thursday, demanding action against Inspector Uday Tamang and ASI Ajay Yadav and treatment for the injured, among others. — HNS

Korean tourist dies

BABIYACHAUR: A Korean tourist died while taking bath at a Muktinath hotel in Mustang district a few days ago. The deceased has been identified as Zoomi Ahn of South Korea. She had come to Muktinath after crossing Thorang Pass. She is said to have died as she fell by losing balance in the bathroom. Her body has been sent to Jomsom for postmortem. —RSS

Two found dead

SINDHULIMADI: Mishra Pariyar, 26, and her nine-month-old daughter Kali were found dead in Gagankhola in Hatpate VDC of Sindhuli district on Thursday. Locals said the two were at their home until 9 pm on Wednesday but were found drowned in the river the next morning. A police team has been sent to the site for investigation. The locals suspected the two could have been murdered. — RSS

'Country paralysed'

RATNANAGAR: Parliamentary party leader of the Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Paudel said on Thursday that the Maoists were holding the country hostage and paralysing it.

He said the Maoists were the only hurdle to political way out and urged them to improve their conduct.

Acting president of the party Sushil Koirala said the political deadlock persisted as the actions and words of the Maoists had not been matched. He said the government should

approve the budget through ordinance if the Maoists did not come

to consensus. Koirala reiterated that the common resolution motion aimed at ending the deadlock would be acceptable for the NC if it included other things except the President's move. —RSS

Silkworm farming

DHADING: More than 1,300 kilograms of silkworm has been

produced at several Village Development Committees in Dhading district. In the recent days, local farmers have begun opting for the silkworm farming professionally an NGO, along with JAICA, implemented quality silkworm production, processing and promotion programme. In the first season, villagers of Baireni, Kumpur, Salang, Nalang and Bhumesthan VDCs made a good profit through silkworm farming,

said Man Bahadur Thapa of Salang. Man Bahadur alone produced 22 kilograms of cocoon. "I made a good

income and celebrated this year's Dashain and Tihar with it with my family members," he said. Ram Nath Adhikari of Baireni-8 cultivated

the silkworm more than anyone

else in the district. He produced 76

kilograms and 200 grams of silkworm with two boxes of caterpillar. —RSS