JTMM (J) kills man

BARA: Cadres of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (Jwala) shot dead a man here on Thursday. Duryodhan Dhanuk of Bara Chhatapipra-9 was abducted before being shot at 5:00 pm at Bara Inarwa Sira. Head of the JTMM (Jwala) in Bara district, Tabarej Bhai, claimed the responsibility for the murder. He said over phone that a team led by Rajpuri and Bhumi Yadav shot Dhanuk as he was involved in illegal activities. — HNS

12 hurt in mishap

CHITWAN: Twelve passengers were injured when a bus (Lu 1 Kha 4028) heading for Mugling from Kathmandu collided with another bus (Na 2 Kha 9025) heading for Kathmandu from Narayangarh on Thursday. Two of the injured are reported to be in critical condition. According to the Mugling area police office, the mishap occurred at 11:25 am at Darechowk VDC-3 Labortar along Prithvi Highway. The two critically injured passengers were rushed to Kathmandu for treatment, while others were undergoing treatment at a local health centre. — HNS

New party formed

POKHARA: A new political party, Nepal Communist Party (Revolutionary), has been formed under the chairmanship of Balidan, a press statement issued on Wednesday said. Balidan has said that his party would work underground and launch a movement to end foreign imperialism, expansionism and feudalism in Nepal. The party has also said it will soon make public its manifesto and launch a strong movement if its demands are not met. — HNS

Army pays damages

POKHARA: The army recently provided compensation to locals at Danaifant in Bensisahar VDC-9 of Lamjung district for using their land and buildings, the NA Western Divisional Headquarters, Pokhara, said on Thursday. The Nepali Army (NA) paid Rs 1.7 million to the locals for using 143 ropanis of land, a statement issued on Thursday said. The NA also provided Rs 205,000 as rent for two buildings. — HNS

Japanese official’s trip

KATHMANDU: Japanese Senior Vice Minister for Defence, Taka Hide Kimura, is scheduled to visit Nepal from July 31 to August 2, according to a source at the Japanese embassy. The purpose of his visit is to acquire information on the peace process and security arrangement for the constituent assembly polls. — HNS

Woman dies

NUWAKOT: Januka Rai, who was critically injured in a bomb explosion in Nuwakot’s Barahi community forest on Wednesday, died on Thursday. Her son Suman Rai had died on the spot on Wednesday when the bomb he was playing with went off. Januka died undergoing treatment in the Army Hospital at Chhanuni, Deputy Superintendent of Police in Nuwakot Dhiraj Pratap Singh said. The district administration office, Nuwakot, provided Rs 20,000 for the funeral of the dead. — HNS

One held with hemp

BARA: One Rajkumar Mahato of Siraha Madar village development committee ward number seven was held with 30 kg of marijuana at a buspark in Bara’s Jitpur VDC on Thursday afternoon. Mahato was arrested by a police team led by assistant sub-inspector at the Jitpur police post Birendra Yadav. An investigation is on, police said. — HNS

Probe into murder

PHIDIM: A joint taskforce of 10 different human rights organisations in Panchthar district on Thursday collected on-the-spot information on the murder of Mitralal Koirala of Panchthar Tharpu-4. Koirala’s family has blamed Maoists for the murder. Koiral was killed on July 16 when he was returning home after a seven-year-old displaced life. However, the Maoists have denied hand in the murder. The taskforce led by president of the Human Rights, Consciousness and Development Centre Panchthar, Prem Ojha, held interaction with the bereaved family, eyewitnesses, locals, political parties and neighbours and collected the

information. — HNS

Traffic resumes

BARA: Traffic along Mahendra Highway, which was disrupted by locals demanding compensation to the family of a mishap victim Tek Bahadur Magar of Nijgarh-7 since 8:30 am on Thursday, resumed at 5 pm. The issue was settled after an agreement to pay Rs 90,000 as compensation to the bereaved family of Magar was reached, police inspector at the Nijgarh area police office, Rameshwor Yadav, said. — HNS

Cops rescue man

BARA: Police on Thursday morning rescued a worker of Dabur Nepal who was abducted on Wednesday night. Twenty-five-year-old Lal Bahadur Thapa of Syangja district was whisked away by unidentified men. Police rescued Thapa from the bridge over the Jhapara river at Belawa village development committee in Parsa district at 07:00 am, police said. The group left Thapa on the bridge and fled after a police team led by assistant police inspector at the Jitpur police post, Birendra Yadav, gave them a chase. — HNS