One killed in accident

DHADING: Helper of a bus was killed on Thursday afternoon when he fell off the Kathmandu-bound vehicle at Khanikhola in Dhanding’s Naubise. Area Police Office Khanikhola has taken the bus and the driver into custody. Also, five passengers were hurt when a car collided with a bus at Khaharekhola in Chitwan’s Darechowk VDC on Thursday morning. The injured have been rushed to Bharatpur hospital. Their condition is reported to be critical. — HNS

Poacher hurt in firing

BARA: Fifty-two-year-old Raj Kumar Moktan, a resident of Makawanpur VDC-2, was injured in a crossfire between the poachers and the Nepali Army personnel, who were deployed for the security of Parsa Wildlife Reserve, at the wee hours of Thursday morning. The poacher, who sustained bullet injury in the abdomen, is undergoing treatment at the Narayani sub-regional hospital

in Birgunj. — HNS

ANWA-R for probe

KATHMANDU: All Nepal Women Association-Revolutionary (ANWA-R), a Maoists’ women wing, on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to home minister Bhim Rawal demanding a high-level probe into the alleged gang-rape by six police personnel of their female colleague in the district police post of Achham. “We demand independent probe into the case,” stated the memorandum handed over to Rawal today. The ANWA-R delegation also demanded minister Rawal to curb increasing violence against women. — HNS

Boost for tea trade

DANG: For the first time in Rapti zone, a micro industry for tea processing, packaging and selling has been established. Shital Group Pvt. Ltd has supplied the tea produced in Jhapa. Twenty-one entrepreneurs have invested Rs 3.1 million for the establishment of the tea factory. Director of Shital Group Arun Bhandari said the tea would be processed through CTC technology. — RSS