Liquor banned

Tanahun: The Tanahun district administration has banned the sale and consumption of liquor until the results of the April 10 Constituent Assembly polls are declared. The administration had already banned sale and consumption of liquor from February 22 till April 2 after 8 pm. Now, it has ordered a complete ban round the clock from April 3 until the election results are declared. The office also asked all concerned sections of the society to cooperate in this regard. — HNS

Freedom fighter dead

RAUTAHAT: Active member of Nepali Congress and freedom fighter, Bishwombhar Mishra, died at the age of 75 in Gaur on Friday. A resident of Sarlahi’s Khairawa village development committee -1 Mishra had joined the Nepali Congress as an active member in 1955 and had spent 25 years in exile for restoration of the democracy. The then autocratic government under Panchayat system had issued a shoot-at-sight warrant against him and then he lived in Darbhanga, Varanasi in India. His son Bachche Lal Mishra said he died due to heart attack. — HNS

Bomb defused

BARA: Cadres of the Tarai Mukti Morcha (TMM) planted a socket bomb in the house of CPN-UML constituent assembly election constituency no 2 candidate Rajendra Prasad Kalwar on Friday. Bara deputy superintendent of police Krishna Bahadur Kunwar said a bomb disposal squad of the Nepal Army from Kalaiyya reached the spot later and defused the bomb. Meanwhile, Tarai Mukti Morcha military commander of Bara, Parsa and Rautahat districts, Agni, told local journalists over telephone that his group had planted the bomb. — HNS

Two injured in attack

SARLAHI: Two persons were injured when cadres of the Dalit Janajati Party hurled a petrol bomb at a truck plying on Mahendra highway near Nawalpur of Sarlahi district. Inspector, Krishna Pangeni, at the Haripur area police office said the front portion of the truck was damaged and driver Dhan Bahadur Chhetri and passenger Laxmi Gautam were injured. They are undergoing treatment at the Hariwan health centre. Cadres of the same party had also tried to set fire to a tractor parked at Nawalpur chowk. Police and locals had doused the fire. Sarlahi superintendent of police, Ganesh KC, said that a search was on for those involved in the acts. — HNS