Scribe thrashed

KATHMANDU: The FNJ on Sunday condemned the beating up of journalist Dipendra Kunwar by police personnel in Bijulibazaar. Issuing a press release, the FNJ demanded action against the guilty police personnel. “A group of people intercepted me in Bijulibazaar and asked me if I was involved in a theft that had taken place in the area,” Kunwar, a reporter with Ujjyalo FM, said. “Soon police came and beat up me,” he said. SP Sarbendra Khanal said the police personnel would be booked. — HNS

Energy licence

KATHMANDU: Ministry of Water Resources on Sunday issued a licence for feasibility study for 100-MW Kali Gandaki Dobhan Hydroelectricity Project. The licence was given to Nepal-based Ambeshwar Engineering Corporation, with a year to submit its report to the ministry, a ministry official said. — HNS

KU lockout

KAVRE: Students of Kathmandu University on Sunday announced an indefinite lockout of the university and padlocked the offices and departments in Dhulikhel and staged a sit-in demanding security to the students. On Saturday night, local youths entered the university premises and clashed with the students leaving four of them injured. Chairman of Students’ Welfare Council Deshbandu Thapa said the lockout would not end until students’ security was guaranteed. — RSS

Killer landslide

NAWALPARASI: One person was killed and two were injured in a landslide in Ruchang VDC of Nawalparasi on Sunday while digging to lay a motorable road to link Byagan of Ruchang VDC with Raikabhanjyang of Rakuwa VDC. A local, Ramati Thapa, said Padam Singh Ale, 50, died in the landlside. — HNS

Kidnapper held

MAHOTTARI: Police on Sunday held a woman for abducting four-month-old son of Dular Raut, a resident of Bathnaha VDC-5 of Mahottari district. Lalita Devi Ray, a resident of Kanhawa Panchayat-8 of Sitamadi, India, who abducted the baby last week, was held at Khairabanni of Mahottari district. Police found the baby three days ago; abductor Ray had been absconding. — HNS

Leader gives in

BIRGUNJ: JTMM-Jwala central leader Jamim Shah, surrendered to the police on Sunday. He gave in to SSP Ramesh Shekhar Bajracharya. Jamim said that he submitted himself as his party, rather than working for achieving political goals, indulged in criminal activities. — HNS