JTMM (J) cadres held

RAUTAHAT: Police on Monday night arrested four cadres of the Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (Jwala Singh), including its district commissar. The Rautahat district police office said that they arrested JTMM commissar Bikram Singh, alias Prabhu Thakur, when he tried to shoot at the police patrolling team from Garuda Area Police Office at Petbharwa village in Santapur Dostiya. The patrol team arrested the JTMM cadres Amar Yadav, Ramananda Yadav and Binod Yadav, on Monday night, police said. The police seized four pistols and four bullets from them, police inspector at the district police office Naresh Dangi said. — HNS

Traffic halted

DHANKUTA: Traffic along the Dhankuta-Dharan road section of Koshi Highway was partially disrupted on Tuesday due to the indefinite strike, called by the truck entrepreneurs to protest against torching of trucks by the people staging protests at different times. Although few vehicles plied in the route. The protesting truck entrepreneurs parked trucks on the middle of the road to block the road at Zero Point, here. — HNS

VDC secy freed

SARLAHI: The Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) on Monday freed Janakinagar VDC secretary Chuman Adhikari of Lalbandi VDC-6, who was abducted on Sunday. According to a representative of INSEC, Sarlahi Bidur Kumar Pyakurel, Adhikari was released in the presence of locals of Janakinagar VDC. Four JTMM cadres had abducted Adhikari. — HNS

2 NA soldiers held

POKHARA: Nepali Army has detained two of its soldiers and started an investigation.The NA Western Divisional headquarters in Pokhara, issuing a statement on Tuesday, stated that Pyuth Motiram Bhatt and Amaldar Ram Chandra Sapkota of No 6 Air Security Battery of Gorkha-based Durga Box Battalion were detained for interrogation. The Young Communist League (YCL) cadres had taken under control Bhatta and Sapkota on charge of attempting to rape a lady at Ghyalchowk VDC of Gorkha on June 24, and handed them to the police. “They are being detained at the Mahendra Dal Battalion,” the statement said, adding that action would be taken against them as per the Military Act- 2063, if they are found guilty. — HNS

Resignation sought

BIRATNAGAR: Minister for Education and Sports Pradip Nepal has said that Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula should resign on moral grounds. He said this while speaking at a meet the press programme organised here on Tuesday by the Press Chautari, Morang unit. Minister Nepal said that the home minister has no business to stay on in office as he has failed to control the ever rising cases of bandh, strike and criminal activities in the country. — HNS

No power in district

DHADING: Although consumers are not getting electricity facility, they have been paying the monthly minimum electricty tarriff to the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). The locals here face five-hour load shedding in a week and the power supply is disrupted time and again in the name of repair and maintenance.

The Dhading and Gajuri branches of the NEA has been providing electricity to more than 11,000 users in the urban and rural area of the district. — RSS