Pedestrian killed

BHAIRAHAWA: A pedestrian was killed when a tractor hit him in

Rupandehi district on Sunday night. Kaisar Jahar (45) died on the spot when the tractor heading to Kathautiya from Barmeli Tole hit him in Bhairahawa, the Rupandehi District

Traffic Police Office, said. The driver has been held. — HNS

Mishap claims minor

NEPALGUNJ: Fourteen-year-old Purna Kumari Chaudhary of Udharapur was killed on the spot when she was run over by a Nepalgunj-bound tractor in Sonapur on Monday. Chaudhary was on her way to school on her bicycle when the accident occurred. The locals obstructed the highway, demanding compensation to the girl’s family. According to the police, the tractor driver is absconding, and its owner Banne Khan, resident of Mohammadpur in Bardiya district, has been arrested. — HNS

Parents lock school

TANAHUN: Expressing dissatisfaction over the schools’ activities, parents of Kalika High School in the district’s remote Kyudi village of Devghat VDC, padlocked the school on Saturday. A talk held between the local administration, the school management committee and the struggle committee ended inconclusively on Monday. The activists affiliated

to CPN -UML had padlocked the school hampering the education of 106 students. Their demands include the attendance of teachers and students in the school at 10 am, children to be taken care of during the school hours and the kids be given regular assignments.— HNS

Call to tackle graft

KATHMANDU: Acting Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lalit Bahadur Limbu on Monday said there was a need to tackle corruption in the private sector. Talking to mediapersons after returning from Singapore, Limbu said the private sector also needed to be brought under the ambit of the anti-graft body. He was attending a week-long conference on corruption, organised jointly by the ADB and OECD in Singapore. — HNS

Students seek fare cut

LAMJUNG: Students on Monday

disrupted the road from Lumjung’s district headquarters to Dumre in Tanahun district for five hours, protesting misbehaviour by transport entrepreneurs when asked for a 45 per cent discount on fare. Bishal Adhikari, a leader of All Nepal National Free Students’ Union, stated that more protests were likely in future. Purna Lal Shrestha, president of the transport entr epreneurs, said, “A 45 per cent discount was asking for too much, as the government has backtracked on providing any facility to the transport entrepreneurs.” — HNS

Wild boar in school

NAWALPARASI: A school was shut on Monday afternoon after a wild boar suddenly came out of jungle and ran amok on the school premises. Teachers of Bhimsen High School in Devchuli vacated the staff room at the sight of wild boar. Though the boar was overpowered, nobody has come to collect it from the forest office or Chitwan National Park, said a school source. — HNS

DDC drivers steal jeep

SIRAHA: Drivers of the District Development Committee, Siraha, Kapil Dev Yadav and Rajbanshi Yadav, allegedly disappeared with a jeep donated by an INGO on Friday. According to acting local development officer Mohammed Sultan Rahi, the drivers had used

the vehicle to drop Local Development Officer Ramadhin Yadav to Birgunj sub-metropolitan city office following his transfer there as executive secretary on Wedn-esday. Binod Paswan, a District Development Committee official, said the two were deputed to work in Lahan and Kathmandu for a week. — HNS