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Hotelier abducted

SAPTARI: An unknown group abducted a hotel owner from Saptari on Thursday night. One Makhan Pokhrel, a resident of Rupnagar VDC- 7, was abducted by a group of 9-10 persons at 11 pm from his hotel, his family said. Pokhrel owns Highway Point Line Hotel in Rupnagar portion of East-West Highway. — RSS

Two Nepalis killed in Qatar

Myagdi: Two Nepali youths, who had reached Doha, Qatar, for employment, were killed in separate road accidents five days ago. According to secretary of Myagdeli Samaj Qatar, Jeevan Shaha, the dead are Padma Bahadur Poudel of Sharada Nagar of Chitwan and Shyam Kumar Phyans of Arubote-9 of Panchthar. It is learnt that Poudel was killed after his vehicle overturned on road and Phyans was killed as a vehicle hit him at Salawa Road, Doha. — RSS

Businessman looted

BARA: A gang looted Rs four lakhs from businessman Sanukaji Shrestha, a resident of Prithvi Narayan municipality-6 of Gorkha district, at Kalaiya-12, Bara, on Friday morning. A gang of some eight armed looters looted the, two mobile sets and clothes belonging to Shrestha at 2:45 am, the Bara District Police Office said. The looters also beat up Shrestha who had come to purchase rice from Lucky Rice Mill, police said. —HNS