Cobra cadres held

RAUTAHAT: Indian police on Monday arrested two activists of Tarai Cobra along with socket bombs from Bairgania railway station. Rajesh Kumar Shah, 20, and Sanjiv Baitha, 25, of Basanpur VDC in Rautahat were arrested by the Indian police on the initiative of Rautahat CDO. The arrested confessed to the Indian police that they were planning blasts in Ghantaghar and Maisthan in Birgunj. The Rautahat District Administration Office said effort was on to repatriate the duo to Nepal. — HNS

Child killed in mishap

NAWALPARASI: A child was killed when a tractor ran over him at Tribeni of Susta-9 in Nawalparasi on Monday. Jayalal Bin, 13, died on the spot when a tractor hit him, the police said. The police have taken the tractor and its owner under their control. The driver has been absconding. — HNS

Festival postponed

KAPILVASTU: The Kapilvastu Festival and Agriculture, Tourism and Industrial Expo, which was scheduled to kick off on Monday, was postponed due to the three-day bandh called by the Tharu Welfare Council. The organising committee put off the fair till March 6. The fair is going to be organised jointly by Kapilvastu Business Organisation and the Kapilvastu chapter of Federation of Cottage Industries. — HNS

Factory worker killed

PARASI: A worker was killed in a mishap at Butwal Cement Factory in Swati VDC in Nawalparasi on Monday. Sixty-eight-year-old Magaru Bhar of Banjariya VDC-3 was killed after he accidentally fell over the belt of a running machine. He died on the spot.— RSS

Accident deaths

TULSIPUR: A youth was killed in a road mishap in Dang on Sunday after a truck hit him in Gobadiya VDC. The victim died on the spot, the police said, adding that the victim who was in his late twenties was yet to be identified. The police have arrested the truck driver for investigation. Meanwhile, a two-year-old girl was found dead in a canal in Lalmatiya-5 of the district on Sunday. Sandiya Chaudhary, who was missing since Saturday morning, was found dead in the canal near her house. — RSS

Kantipur copies burnt

ITAHARI: Agitating Tharu activists burnt thousands of copies of Kantipur daily in Khanar of Sunsari on Monday. They stopped a vehicle carrying the newspapers and burnt around 6,000 copies of the daily, accusing the vehicle of defying their bandh. A three-day Tharuhat bandh called by Tharu Welfare Council began today. — RSS