Woman found dead

RAJBIRAJ: A woman was found dead in Aaurahi VDC of Saptari district on Tuesday. The body was found at Pato Tole under a bridge of Panchi river with one nipple cut out and her head broken, police said. The body has been taken to Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital for post-mortem, but it has still not been identified, sub-inspector Baidhyanath Yadav of Pato Area Police Office, said. — HNS

Demand for ransom

SARLAHI: An armed gang of 10 persons on Tuesday demanded Rs 5 lakh ransom from the family of an abducted health worker. Yadubamshi Shah, 27, of Manpur VDC-7, had been abducted from Bagmati riverside, 20 km east from Malangawa, said SI Mahendra Shah of the Sarlahi District Police Office (DPO). “The abductors had kidnapped Shah for money and we have been searching them,” said SP Ganesh KC of the DPO. — HNS

Elephant kills one

DHANGADHI: One Rupman Tharu, 75, of Dumariya of Chuha-4, who had gone to chase away wild elephants on Monday, was found dead nearby her house on Tuesday, the Lamki Area Police Office said. Police said Tharu was killed in an elephant attack on Monday. Wild elephants have been creating terror in the eastern part of Kailali. An elephant recently destroyed the school building of the Bal Kanyan Primary School at Bhuruwa. Meanwhile, locals said they have been patrolling in the night to chase away wild elephants after eight houses of locals had been destroyed. — HNS

Counterfeit currency

RUPANDEHI: Butwal and adjoining markets are flooded with counterfeit Indian currency. NCC Bank’s Butwal branch manager, Arjun Silwal, said around five counterfeit notes of Rs 500 were found at the bank in a month. RK Poudel of Shanker Nagar found one counterfeit note of Rs 1,000 when he withdrew Rs one lakh from the Everest Bank’s Butwal branch. He said that the same currency was declared counterfeit by the NCC Bank when he tried to deposit it there, and added he would send the counterfeit notes to the Nepal Rastra Bank. — HNS

New bird spotted

NARAYANGARH: A bird of new species was found at a jungle of Chisapani that lies at the altitude of 850 meters in Shaktikhor VDC of Chitwan. The bird called Darjeeling Woodpecker of Lahache species was found there. A couple bird of the species was found three days ago, World Education Society Chitwan said in a statement on Tuesday. According to the recent data of the Society, 560 birds of different species are found in Chitwan. — HNS

One injured in brawl

GAIGHAT: A 45-year-old Jagadip Shah was injured in a clash that ensued between two sides in Durga Tole of Triyuga municipality-1 over the debate of land on Monday. A group of 15-20 led by a local SK Niraula beat up Shah with iron rods, police said. Seriously injured Shah is undergoing treatment at a nursing home in Lahan. Police said they have launched a hunt for the culprits. — HNS

YCL cadres’ action

SANISHCHARE: YCL cadres seized hundreds of thousands of rupees from gamblers at different places of Jhapa during Tihar. They seized Rs 55,470 from Teju Bardewa of Charpane, Rs 110,000 from Pradip Ranpaheli of Damak, Rs 60,000 from Nati KC of Char Ali and Rs 37,000 from Tanka Dhungana of Birtamod. A group said YCL cadres seized the amount they had won in a gamble at Dhulabari. Besides money, YCL cadres reportedly seized 14 sets of mobile from Chandragadhi, Bhadrapur and other areas. — RSS

Robbery case filed

SANISHCHARE: Police on Tuesday filed a robbery case against Prakash Maden of Garamani-7 in Jhapa who was arrested along with arms three days ago. The Birtamod Area Police Office filed the case against Maden under the Civil Code for looting a motorcycle at gunpoint on Saturday. Maden had looted a motorcycle from Khemraj Poudel of Garamani-7. Police had arrested Maden from Sainik Bazaar the same night. — RSS

Chhath festival begins

JANAKPURDHAM: The main rituals of the great festival of the Mithila region, Chhath, will begin from the fourth day of the lunar calendar on Wednesday. The festival is believed to attract all towards truth and non-violence and to inspire to have sympathy towards all the living beings. One of the main events of the festival is to worship the rising and setting sun. Chhath is celebrated for four days, the first day is Arba or Arbain or Nahan Khan and devotees observe fasting during the whole period. — RSS

Message of peace

POKHARA: With an aim to spread message of peace, Swami Bimal Chetan, 30, of West Bengal in India is on his journey to visit 30 districts of Nepal. Chetan, who had recently visited Banke, Kapilvastu, Rupandehi, Dang, Palpa, Syangja, Kaski, Baglung, Parvat, Myagdi and Mustang districts, is set to visit Gorkha. During his visit in these districts, Chetan has given sermons in various places. ‘’Without peace on the earth, development cannot prevail,’’ Chetan said. — RSS

Python found

INARUWA: A python, which is listed as one of the endangered animals in Nepal, was found on Tuesday in Madhuwan of Sunsari district. The python weighing nearly 25 kg was found in a farm belonging to Kapal Mehata of Madhuwan VDC-6, the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve said. — RSS

Bajhang sans docs

BAJHANG: Villagers in Bajhang district have been deprived of medical services as the District Public Health Office (DPHO) has gone without doctors for over four months. Though the DPHO has posts for two doctors, there is no doctor since four months. Patients suffering from pneumonia, influenza, typhoid and other diseases have not received any medical assistance due to the lack of doctors. — RSS