FNJ polls postponed

POKHARA: A dispute over inclusive election for the working committee and council members of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists Kaski district unit led to postponement of the election on Thursday. — HNS

Govt offices shut

RAJBIRAJ: All the government and NGOs here were closed on Thursday in protest against the killing of Bikram Prasad Shah, manager of the Rajbiraj-based Agriculture Development Bank. The protesters demanded that Shah be declared a martyr, punishment to killers and compensation to Shah’s family. — HNS

Power cut hits school

BIRATNAGAR: Classes at the only night school in the eastern region —the Mahendra Ratri Secondary School (MRSS) at Biratnagar-14 — has been affected because of the power cut. “As the power supply is irregular, students are forced to leave their classes in the middle,” headmaster of the MRSS, Pampha Sharma, said. He said that teachers at

the MRSS are under pressure now to finish the students’ courses on time as the load-shedding occurs during nights, thus hampering regular classes. — HNS

Student body’s appeal

BARA: The Nepal Students’ Front affiliated to the Nepal Sadbhawana Party asked its mother party not to organise bandhs throughout the SLC sent-up examination. Issuing a press release, the front’s Bara president Sunil Pandey urged all the political parties in Madhes to let the health service and educational institutions run smoothly. — HNS

Property looted

LUMJUNG: An armed gang identifying themselves as Maoists looted four tolas of gold from Sri Prasad Gurung’s house at Karapu – 3 of Dadhuwa in Lanjung on Monday night. A gang of nine persons demanded Rs two lakhs from Gurung at gunpoint, but as he refused to give the sum, the gang looted a gold ring and chain from his daughter and daughter-in-law. — HNS

NC cadre abducted

SIRAHA: A gang of 14 unidentified armed persons abducted Nepali Congress cadre Rajeshwor Kamati of Hanumannagar-8 Narahiya Tole in Siraha on Wednesday night, police said. During the abduction, locals and abductors also clashed, injuring three persons. Kamati is the owner of Shailesh Management Money Transfer. Following his abduction, all the remittance business operators shut their business from Thursday. — HNS