Civil servants’ move

RAJBIRAJ: Civil servants in all government offices in Saptari district, who had tendered a joint resignation demanding the fulfilment of a seven-point demand, including security guarantee, withdrew their resignation on Monday. Some 478 civil servants in government offices in the district had tendered resignation to protest the murder of a government employee Prabhu Narayan Yadav by an unknown group 14 days ago. They will join duties on Tuesday. Eastern region administrator Narendra Dahal said the civil servants’ demands will be met by November 18. — HNS

Silwal dead

KATHMANDU: Bishnu Prasad Silwal, who had fought against the autocratic Rana regime, died on Wednesday night. According to Prof Dr Shyam Kanta Silwal, late Silwal had begun fighting against the regime before 2002 BS and was jailed while he was on the way to Kathmandu from Ramechhap to take part in a revolution in 2004 BS. — HNS

Dacoity in Banke

NEPALGUNJ: Dacoits struck various parts of Banke district during Tihar, the police said. They broke into the house of Rupsingh Rawat at Simarik of Kohalpur-3 on Sunday night, stabbed Rawat. Nandakala Rawat, daughter of Rupsingh, sustained gunshot wounds in her right hand. The robbers looted cash Rs 21,000 and jewellery from Rawat’s house at 10 pm. Meanwhile, dacoits looted Rs 40,000 and gold from the house of Pashupati Tharu at Kirannala of Kohalpur-3 on Sunday. — HNS

Relief for Shah’s kin

BARA: The Bara District Administration Office (DAO) has provided Rs 25,000 to the family of slain journalist Birendra Shah on Monday. Acting CDO Chudamani Basyal handed

over the amount to Birendra’s brother Mahendra. Meanwhile, the Bara chapter of the Press Chautari Nepal is going to publish a souvenir in memory of Shah. — HNS