JTMM-G leader killed

RAUTAHAT: A group on Thursday night shot dead the Area No 5 commander of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (Goit) after abducting him. According to the morcha’s military commander, Abhaya, a group of cadres of the Maoist-affiliated Young Communist League abducted Binod Mukhia “Bin” from his home in Rautahat district’s Shitalpur Baginiya-8. He claimed that activists of the YCL took Mukhia to Bhasedawa village and shot him dead. Gaur SP Yogeshwor Romkhami confirmed that a morcha cadre was shot, but did not say who was responsible. — HNS

Six hurt in mishap

HETAUNDA: Six persons were injured when a tempo heading from Basamadi to Hetaunda collided with a car after hitting an electric pole at Thanabhanjyang, Hetaunda-11, on Friday. — HNS

MoU signed

KATHMANDU: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Friday between the governments of the Netherlands and Nepal regarding assistance to the Nepali private sector through the programme for cooperation with emerging markets. The programme aims at fostering private sector development in Nepal by promoting and supporting economic cooperation between the business sectors of Nepal and the Netherlands on the basis of equal partnership and mutual benefit. — RSS

Appointment in RSS

KATHMANDU: The government has appointed Ratna Prasad Mainali of Mechhe village development committee-3, Kavre as a member of the Rastriya Samachar Samiti Board of Directors for two years, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications. Narayan Prasad Regmi has been designated the representative of the Ministry of Information and Communications in the Remuneration and Compensation Determination Committee. — RSS

SC judge’s appeal

KATHMANDU: Supreme Court Justice Kalyan Shrestha on Friday called government authorities to effectively implement the legal provision regarding abortion. “The legal provision is related to the reproductive rights of women and is needed to provide justice to women because some of the women are still serving jail sentences even after legalising abortion,” Shrestha said at a programme organised by the Forum for Women, Law and Development. — HNS

UNMIN team’s visit

BAGLUNG: A three-member team of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) arrived here and held a meeting on Friday with police officials, officials of the District Administration Office, rights activists and lawyers. The UNMIN team visited Pala village in the district to acquire information about the status of law and order situation for holding the Constituent Assembly election. — RSS

Panel’s inspection

KATHMANDU: The investigation commission constituted to investigate the Tarai incidents completed making on-site inspection of ten districts from Parsa to Morang on Friday. The government had constituted the investigation commission under the chairmanship of Supreme Court justice Khilaraj Regmi to investigate the incidents that took place in the Tarai region in January. — RSS

Three houses looted

ITAHARI: A gang of armed dacoits looted Rs 1.5 lakh and seven tolas of gold from three houses at Ekamba VDC of Sunsari on Thursday. Chiranjivi Acharya, of Ekamba, was injured when the dacoits opened fire, the Pakali Area Police Office said. — HNS

One found dead

BIRATNAGAR: The body of Tarwa Oraon, 50, of Banigama-3 in Morang district was recovered from a canal on Friday morning. According to the Morang district police office, Oraon had gone missing on Thursday. — HNS

JTMM-G marks anniv

BARA: The Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha-Goit cadres staged a rally here on Friday and fired shots in the air on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of their party’s establishment. The rallyists went around Bhagwanpur, Paterwa, Pipradi, Banauli and Kalaiya, JTMM-G Bara coordinator Birat said. — HNS

Teacher nabbed

PHIDIM: Police on Friday arrested DB Karki, a teacher in the Bidya Bardan Boarding School in Phidim, who had absconded after severely beating two students on Wednesday. — HNS