Nepal Bank closed

BIRATNAGAR: The Rangeli-based office of the Nepal Bank Limited has been closed from Friday following a threat from the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha Jwala Singh (JTMM-J). “The staffers closed the office demanding security after the JTMM-J cadres demanded donation from them,” manager of the office Bijaya Bhattarai said. The JTMM-J had given an ultimatum to provide donation of Rs 50,000 on behalf of the staffers by Friday, a source said. The staffers said they will not join duties until the government guarantees their security. There are 13 staffers in the office. — HNS

Rape charge on cop

BANKE: Locals at Phulbarinagar of Nepalgunj-1 held ASI Khim Bahadur DC, stationed at the Chunwang area police office in Rukum, on the charge of trying to rape a 12-year-old girl and handed him to the police on Saturday. The girl said: “DC took me to a nearby field and tried to caress my body while I was on way to home. Investigation over the DC’s case is on, SP Uttam Karki, said. — HNS

Maoist cadres’ clash

MAHOTTARI: A Maoist cadres was injured as two of the party’s cadres clashed with each other at the Hatisarwa VDC at on Friday night. Ram Ratan Yadav got serious head injury in a clash with Parshuram Yadav. — RSS