Man shot at in Dang

DANG: A person was critically injured when a gang opened fire on him in Ghorahi on Friday night.

The gang of three persons opened fire on Kamal KC, a worker of Prakash Emporium at Ghorahi-10, while he was returning home with the owner of the emporium after closing the shop, SP Tikaram Sijwal said. KC, a resident of Phulbari-8 sustained

bullet injury on his back. Dang district hospital has referred KC to some other better-equipped hospital for treatment. — HNS

Youth kills father

BHOJPUR: Twenty-year-old Dan Bahadur Rai, a resident of Kudakakaule VDC-8 in Bhojpur, killed his father, following a family feud on Friday night. According to District Police Office, 55-year-old Parshuram Rai was killed by his son at around 9 pm. Dhan Bahadur has already been nabbed, the police said. — HNS

Pokhara gets showers

POKHARA: Pokhara received first shower of rainfall on Friday after a five months of drought-like situation. The city and its surrounding also witnessed showers on Saturday as well. According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Pokhara received 6mm and 6.6 mm rainfall on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Pokhara is expected to see rainfall on Sunday as well, according to weather experts. — HNS

Researcher honoured

BAGLUNG: The Ratna Puraskar Guthi decided to award Dr Din Bahadur Thapa with Jagat Chandra Memorial Fellowship in recognition to his

research on Dhawalagiri ka Lok Gitko Maulik Pahichan: Jhamre. A meeting of the Guthi decided to honour Thapa who is a lecturer at Mahndra Multiple Campus, Baglung. The fellowship, provided to a national figure or a researcher from the western and the far-western development regions in any genre of Nepali language every three years, carries a purse of Rs 12,000. The fellowship was instituted by poetess Santu Shrestha in memory of her father Jagat Bahadur and mother Chandra Kumari Shreastha. — RSS

Coal mine found

LAHAN: A coal mine has been discovered in Chure forest area of Dhamini Mai Community Forest in Bishnupur Katti VDC of Siraha district. After the mine was discovered, a team led by Siraha District Forest Officer Shambhu Prasad Chaurasiya visited the site and collected 20 kg sample of the coal for further tests, said Assistant Forest Officer Arunkumar Gupta. Locals have urged the government to explore the mine to extract coal as an alternate source

of energy. — RSS