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King must abdicate’

GORKHA: Maoist leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai said on Saturday that the king should abdicate and live as a commoner as per the people’s verdict in the constituent assembly polls for a republican order. Dr Bhattarai, who arrived at Baluwa bazaar for a victory gathering, said the people had given responsibility to the Maoists to lead the next government. — RSS

7-point commitment

KAPILVASTU: Poll candidates elected from Kapilvastu district have drawn up a seven-point commitment to solve the problems of farmers and landless people. The candidates made this decision at an interaction programme on ‘Land right in new constitution’ organised by the Kapilvastu Organised Development Committee on Saturday. Tarai Madhes

Democratic Party’s MPs Dan Bahadur Chaudhary Kurmi, Brijesh Kumar Gupta and Ishwor Dayal Misra and others party MPs focused on the seven-point commitments, including the Mohiyani problems and other problems related to the uses of the land in a scientific way and

establishing of local people’s right over land. — HNS

RJP meet on April 29

KATHMANDU: Central work execution committee of the Rastriya Janashakti Party on Saturday decided to convene the meeting of the Central Committee on April 29 to select three names from among the party’s closed list of candidates to be elected to the CA under the PR system. — RSS

FNJ’s condolence

BARA: Bara chapter of FNJ has expressed condolence over the untimely demise of FNJ Parsa unit member and photojournalist Subodh Singh. President of FNJ-Bara, Guru Prasad Gautam, expressed condolence issuing a release on Friday evening. Singh died in a rail accident in India on Thursday. — HNS

One shot at

NEPALGUNJ: An unidentified gang shot at Jakir Khan at Khjurakhurd of Banke, injuring him

seriously. Khan was asleep when the group shot at him and fled, police said, adding that Khan is undergoing treatment at Bheri Zonal Hospital. Police have held a person on

suspicion of involvement in the incident. — RSS

NC cadre thrashed

KAPILVASTU: Maoist cadres allegedly beat up and injured NC activist Kamal Prasad Mishra in Kapasi of Mahendrakot-1 in Kapilvastu. Maoist cadres Bhakti Prasad Kandel and Rajaram Tharu allegedly thrashed Mishra after barging into his home over a tube well dispute. Injured Mishra is undergoing treatment in Butwal. —RSS

Bus-hit kills kid

RAJBIRAJ: Tension mounted and traffic had to be diverted via Rajbiraj after a child, Alam Sheikh (9), was killed when a Biratnagar-bound bus from Janakpur hit him at Barmajhiya of Saptari on Saturday. Enraged locals set fire to the bus and pelted stones at a fire engine that came from Rajbiraj to douse the fire. After the locals vandalised another bus as well, east-bound vehicles were diverted via Rajbiraj. — HNS

One stranded

DAMAK: Netra Bahadur Dahal, a resident of Lakhanpur-1 in Jhapa district, who went to Saudi Arabia seeking a better future, has been stranded there. “He went to Qatar through Kasmo Manpower Company two months ago,” the family source said, adding: “The Company had earlier promised him that they would provide him the job of a cleaner in Qatar, however, once there, he was forced to work as a herdsman.” — HNS