Fire destroys school

TAPLEJUNG: Property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed when two buildings of Prithivi Secondary School of Khamlung VDC was gutted on Tuesday night. According to a local, Laxmi Neupane, the locals couldn’t douse the fire on time due to lack of manpower. Principal Chandra Baral said that all the furniture and educational materials were destroyed in the fire. — HNS

Malangawa shut

SARLAHI: Transport workers shut Malangawa Bazar on Wednesday to protest the thrashing of a bus driver by Armed Police Force (APF) personnel on Tuesday. Transport Entrepreneurs’ Association of Sarlahi closed the bazaar to protest the beating up of bus driver Birendra Raya by APF personnel. — HNS