YCL men beat up cop

BHAIRAHAWA: A gang claiming to be members of the pro-Maoist Young Communist League beat up a police constable Nand Kishor Chaudhari of the Kalidaha police post in Rupandehi district on Wednesday. The Rupandehi district police office said that the gang perched on three jeeps reached the Kalidaha police post and assaulted constable Chaudhari who was on duty in the evening. Meanwhile, YCL district in-charge Milan said no YCL cadre was involved and the incident was the fallout of a dispute between police and jeep entrepreneurs. — HNS

One falls to death

PHIDIM: One 45-year-old Ishwori Prasad Thapaliya of Chuhandanda-8 in Terahathum district, who was injured after falling from a tree near his house on Tuesday, died on Wednesday. Thapaliya, the administrative chief at Chuhandanda Campus, died while being rushed to Siliguri of India for treatment after the Panchthar hospital referred, his family source said. — HNS

JTMM-J seizes land

ITAHARI: Cadres of the Janatantrik terai Mukti Morcha led by Jwala Singh (JTMM-J) seized 40 bighas of land belonging to Achyut Koirala at Bhokrha-6 and three bighas belonging to Ramesh Shrestha at Inaruwa-4 in Sunsari on Tuesday. Shreshta is the royal regime-nominated president of the Sunsari DDC. JTMM-J Sunsari in-charge Krish said the seized land will be distributed to poor. Meanwhile, Samyukta Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (SJTMM) cadres seized 5.5 bighas of land belonging to five persons in Uttar Jhitkaiya-3 in Bara on Tuesday, SJTMM district coordinator Dewa said. — HNS

Bomb hoax

Bara: A bag lying beside Rastriya Banijya Bank near the busy bazaar of Kalaiya-6, caused panic in Kaliaya, as locals thought it contained bomb. However, on close inspection police found clothes in the bag, the District Police Office, Bara, said. The locals remained terrified for four hours until the clothes were found in the bag. — HNS

PM in hometown

BIRATNAGAR: Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Wednesday evening arrived in his hometown Biratnagar to rest for two days. Though Koirala was scheduled to meet local journalists and security bodies immediately after his arrival, the programme was rescheduled for 8:30 am on Thursday. He said he would start meeting NC cadres on Thursday morning. The PM will not observe the Bhaitika as his sisters-in-law, Sushila and Nona, passed away this year, a source at Koirala residence said. Koirala will return to the capital on Friday, NC Morang president Amrit Aryal said. — HNS

Civilian abducted

SIRAHA: An unidentified gang abducted a civilian from Arnaprapi VDC of Saptari district on Tuesday night. The gang of 10 armed persons abducted 25-year-old Bramhadev Mahato of Arnaprapi-1 from his house at 12:30 am, locals said, adding that no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction. — HNS