One drowns, 2 missing

SURKHET: One person died and two went missing when the flooded Khorke river in Birendra Municipality swept away the tractor they were travelling in on Thursday evening. Driver, Raj Kumar BK, and passengers Shiv Giri of Birendranagar Municipality-2 and Dil Bahadur BK of Birendranagar Municipality-6, were swept away when they tried to cross the river in the tractor, police said. Another passenger, Raj Bahadur Batha, managed to swim to safety. — HNS

NSP (A) meet in Parsa

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandidevi) on Friday decided to convene its national executive committee meeting in Parsa district on August 24. The party has also decided to work by forming a joint alliance involving Madhesi Janadhikar Forum and others

Tarai centric outfits following talks with them. — HNS

Curfew lifted

BIRATNAGAR: The Morang district administration lifted the curfew on Friday in Indrapur VDC and areas adjoining Mahendra Highway at 8 pm. Curfew was imposed on Thursday at 8 pm after locals clashed with activists of the Sanghiya Limbuwan Rajya Parishad and Khambuwan Rastriya Morcha. Chief District Officer Madhav Prasda Joshi said curfew was lifted as the situation had returned to normal. Meanwhile, the Parishad and Morcha on Friday withdrew their bandh called three days ago, a report from Itahari said. — HNS

Manhandling flayed

KATHMANDU: The Gorkhapatra Corporation in a statement on Friday said the indecent and anarchic behaviour exhibited at the Corporation at the leadership of the office-bearers of Nepal Press Union, taking over the issue of discontinuity of the term of some reporters, could not be regarded as civilised and flayed manhandling of civil servants working for the Corporation. — RSS

Koirala’s biography

KATHMANDU: Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ram Chandra Paudel lauded that Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala was a successful democratic leader driving the Nepal’s democratic movement for the last six decades. Releasing the biography Girija Prasad Koiralaka Safalataka Sutra written by Adarsh Narayan Sapkota here on Friday, Paudel said Koirala is known for his ‘audacious personality’. — RSS

Minister’s accusation

DHADING: Minister for Education and Sports Pradip Nepal on Friday said that the Maoists should take the responsibility if the CA polls were not held on time. Inaugurating the Rural Information Centre established by the Cooperative Youth Organisation at Benighat of Dhading, Nepal said that the Maoists’ activities are adding fuel to the conspiracies of regressive forces to disrupt the polls. — HNS

Trainees’ grudge

POKHARA: Expressing dissatisfaction over the trial taken under the first phase of recruitment in the British Army recently, some women aspirants submitted a memorandum to the Pokhara-based British Army Camp on Friday. They said the candidates were selected through phone inquiries and not through physical and mental tests. The women aspirants urged the body concerned to do away with the flawed selection process. — HNS

Campus padlocked

NARAYANGARH: Insisting that their five-point charter of demands be met, the ANNFSU and ANNISU-R locked the Rampur-based Agriculture and Animal Sciences Campus on Friday. The office of the dean and the administrative office were locked after some students affiliated to the ANNFSU and ANNISU-R were

hurt in a scuffle on Wednesday. — HNS

Soldier jailed

BAGLUNG: A Nepali Army soldier of the Myagdi district-based Bajradal Battalion was sent to jail on Friday for shooting a 14-year-old girl, Kamla Shahi, dead on June 24. The Myagdi district court said Bhim Bahadur Thapa was found guilty of shooting Shahi. — HNS