16 passengers hurt

ILAM: Sixteen persons were injured when a bus met with an accident in Ilam’s Godak along Mechi Highway on Wednesday morning. The ill-fated vehicle was heading to Jhapa from Taplejung when it turned turtle in Godak 2 around 5 am, the police

said. Of the injured, Biren Limbu of Taplejung and Puran Rai of

Khandbari, Sankhuwasabha, are in a critical condition.— HNS

Madhesi students’ call

KATHMANDU: Tarai Madhes Students’ Front, Madhesi Students’ Forum, Students’ Forum, Nepal Students’ Forum, Madhesi Students’ Forum-Democratic have condemned the decision of the court and the government to ask Vice President Paramananda Jha to take another oath in Nepali. They have asked the VP not to retake oath in Nepali, vowing to support him in the cause. “It is the Madhesi VP’s right to take an oath in Hindi,” read a joint statement released by the unions on Wednesday. — HNS