NC convention

JANAKPUR: Nepali Congress general secretary Bimalendra Nidhi said on Friday that his party will hold its general convention by mid-June. Talking to journalists at his residence, he said they were yet to fix the date and select the venue for the convention. Claiming that the NC was not trying to topple the government, he said, “The Maoist-led government will fall because of its deeds.” He claimed that the Maoist party was divided over selection of coalition partners. “The Maoists are trying to impose one-party rule. This is not acceptable to the NC.” — HNS

Landslide havoc

DAMAULI: Property worth millions of rupees has been damaged due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in Syamgha VDC of Tanahu. Landslides damaged rice crop, irrigation canal and dam. The land slip swept away over 150 ropanis of rice field, damaged over a dozen of dams, three cowsheds and nearly three kilometres section of irrigation canal, said Siddhibhakta Kandel of the VDC. It also damaged Sindhu Highway causing a major disruption in traffic movement. — RSS

Three missing

DAMAULI: Three members of a family in Dhorphedi VDC-7 of Tanahun have been missing for the last six days after Saraudi river swept away them. Keyarman Shrestha, 75, and his two grandsons have been missing after they were swept away by the river. Despite several efforts by their relatives and the police, there has been no trace of the missing, much to the dismay of the relatives.— RSS

Water supply project

DHANGADHI: The construction of a drinking water project in Lamkibazzar of Baliya VDC of Kailali is nearing completion. Construction of two tube wells, an underground reservoir with 660 cubic metres capacity, a tank with 360 cubic metres capacity and laying down of distribution pipelines has been completed. Nearly 700 meters of surface drainage, pump house and security quarters have been completed. — RSS