50-year-old abducted

SIRAHA: An unidentified armed gang abducted Sitaram Yadav, 50, of Kajara in Jijhaul VDC-8, Siraha district, on Tuesday morning. Up to five persons kidnapped him from a teashop and whisked him away to the western part of the VDC, according to Yadav’s son-in-law Devsharan. —HNS

Kids drown

DHADING: Two children, Rachana Bhandari, 11, of Sankosh-4 and Saraswati Bohara, 13, of Nilkantha-8 drowned in a pond in Dhading on Monday. The pond belonged to their maternal uncle Keshar Bahadur Nepal, the Dhading District Police Office said. — HNS

Women’s issues in CA

KATHMANDU: All Nepal Women’s Association, a sister organisation of CPN-UML has demanded

to implement the commitment of at least 33 per cent women’s representation in the party’s organisation. In a two-day meeting that concluded here on Monday, the ANWA urged women Constituent Assembly members to raise the women’s issues in the CA, considering the magnitude of violence against women. The meeting also expressed concern about abduction and killing of Ramhari Shrestha by the Maoist PLA personnel and demanded justice. — HNS