9 MJF cadres freed

RAUTAHAT: The Rautahat DAO on Tuesday released nine Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum (MJF) cadres, including its former central treasurer Amar Yadav. The police had arrested MJF former central treasurer Amar Yadav, district chairperson Ganesh Yadav, secretary Radhoray Yadav, Nanda Kishor Shah of Youth Forum, Gauri Shankar Yadav, Radhab Ray Yadav, Rama Shankar Patel, Sailendra Keshari and Tej Narayan Yadav under a public offence charge on July 16. They were released on simple parole, Rautahat CDO Durga Prasad Bhandari said. — HNS

One shot dead

JANAKPURDHAM: An unidentified group of men shot dead one Bechan Mahato of Nayatole of Sakhuwa Mahendranagar VDC-3 in his house in the wee hours of Tuesday, inspector at the Dhanusha District Police Office, Birendra Yadav, said. Though the motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, police said Mahato might have been killed over a financial dispute as one of his sons has been working as an agent who sends local youths to foreign countries. — HNS

Road blocked

GAIGHAT: Landslides triggered by incessant rainfall since Monday have blocked the Gaighat-Diktel and the Gaighat-Rampur road sections. Traffic came to a halt on the road on Tuesday as various places of the two road sections were blocked by the landslides. — HNS

Houses demolished

Syangja: The recent demolition of houses and huts constructed encroaching on the Prithivi Highway has panicked locals living on both sides of the Siddhartha Highway.

The Pokhara RDO, with the support of eight political parties, civil society and the Pokhara City Development Committee, has been demolishing houses and huts encroaching on

the Prithvi Highway in Pokhara. At least 6,000 concrete houses have been constructed encroaching on the Siddhartha Highway, according to statistics. The Palpa RDO on Tuesday issued a public notice asking not to start any new construction at several places. — HNS

Badal’s warning

RAMECHHAP: Maoist leader Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ on Tuesday warned that the Maoists may leave the government and the parliament any time. Badal said this at a press conference here on Tuesday. “Attempts have been made to foil the role of Maoist ministers in the government,” he said, adding, “If such attempts continue the Maoists will quit the government and the parliament.” — HNS

Phones go dead

NUWAKOT: Around 128 telephone lines in Nuwakot district have been dead since Monday. According to Nepal Telecom’s Nuwakot acting in-charge Bishnu Bhandari, the telephones have gone dead due to problems in transmission. Telephone connections of the District Police Office, the District Development Committee, Nepal Electricity Authority and the Rastriya Banijya Bank have also not been working. Efforts to repair the telephone lines are on, Bhandari said. — RSS

Hydel plant destroyed

TERHATHUM: Floods triggered by heavy downpour has swept away the Dangapa VDC-based Upper Parewakhola Micro Hydro Electricity project in Terhathum district. The project of 18 kilowatts capacity was swept away on Monday, a local Purna Bahadur Maden said on Tuesday. The project was jointly launched with the investment of local consumers and the Rural Energy Development Branch, Terhathum, in 2061 BS.— RSS

TU results out

KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan University, Office of the Controller of Examinations, Balkhu, has published the results of the examination of the MA second year Geography under the new curriculum conducted in 2063 BS under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. — RSS