Four hurt in scuffle

Jhapa: Four persons, including three of a single family, were injured when they retaliated against dacoits at Surunga VDC-7 of Benubaza on Saturday. According to police inspector at Birtamod area police office, Dilip Jha, Khadag Prasad Chapagai, 46, was injured when the dacoits, trying to loot the house of Dilli Prasad Bimali, opened fire after the clash with the villagers at 9:30 pm. Three members of Dilli’s family were also injured in the same attack. — HNS

Bandh withdrawn

Rupandehi: The family of a lecturer, Navaraj Acharya, who died in a road mishap, and the locals on Sunday withdrew the Butwal bandh they had called demanding compensation for Acharya’s family. Their announcement came after the local administration agreed to provide Rs 2,50,000 as compensation, free education to Acharya’s children up to grade 12 and a job for his widow. Butwal, which was closed since Friday, re-opened on Sunday after the understanding was reached among the local administration, Acharya’s family and truck entrepreneurs. — HNS

Six held for fraud

BIRGUNJ: Police on Sunday nabbed six persons on the charge of issuing fake driving licences. Jitendra Singh of Bahuari Nautan-9 in Bara, who owns a computer studio at Birgunj-13 Adarshanagar, Sanjay Agrawal of the Fastone Colour Lab, Shyam Shanker Prasad of Birgunj-19 Nagawa, Shyam Narayan Pandey of Piparadi-3 in Bara, Dilip Das of Nautam Bahuari and Ram Binay Shah were held for the illegal deal. — HNS

PAF programmes

KATHMANDU: Vice-chairman of the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) Dr Ram Prakash Yadav on Sunday apprised Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala of the upcoming activities of the PAF. The presentation was made at Baluwatar. This year, the PAF will launch its activities in 15 more districts. At present, the Poverty Alleviation Fund, based on incidence of poverty pockets, has been carrying out its activities in 25 districts of the nation. — HNS

Jaundice outbreak

PANAUTI: Jaundice has spread in Jyamdi Nayagyun village development committee, Dom Bahadur Khatri, a local, said. The patients of jaundice have been opting for herbal treatment after medicines bought from a local drug store did not bring any improvement in their health

condition. — RSS