JTMM stages rally

BARA: Activists of the Jwala Singh-led Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM-J) staged a rally in Inarwasira of Bara by firing shots in the air on Friday night. The rally was led by JTMM-J area in-charge Charan Singh. Over 60 rounds were fired in the rally, JTMM-J district chief Tabrez said. Meanwhile, activists of JTMM-J grabbed seven bighas of land belonging to one Jagadish Agrawal at Inarwasira VDC-3. — HNS

District leaders meet

TANAHUN: A meeting of district-based leaders of five political parties in Damauli made an 11-point charter of decisions on Saturday. The meeting decided to urge the DDC to make all VDC secretaries available at respective VDCs and set up local service commission for the appointment of government staffers and sack those who were involved in suppressing the Jana Andolan II and are still holding the office. Nepali Congress (NC) district president Raghunath Poudel, CPN-UML district secretary Pratap Lal Shrestha, NC-Democratic district vice-president Moti Kumar Shrestha and district chairperson of Jana Morcha Nepal Guranidhi Sharma attended the meeting that was chaired by Maoist district secretary Ramesh. — HNS

Bombs defused

KAPILVASTU: A bomb disposal squad of the Nepal Army on Saturday defused bombs planted inside Taulihawa barracks in Kapilvastu district. The bombs were defused to prevent sudden explosions due to the heat. Last year, three soldiers were killed when bombs suddenly went off in the camp due to the summer heat. “Some bombs whose date had expired and a few more were defused,” said battalion chief Baburam Shrestha. — HNS

Property looted

SIRAHA: Dacoits on Friday night looted two houses at Gautari VDC in Siraha district and made off with property worth around Rs 50,000. “A gang of around 25 dacoits looted the houses belonging to Dev Lal Shah and Dilip Shah,” said a local Ram Kabir Paswan. — HNS

Yogi rescued

PALPA: Nepal Army personnel of the Ranabal battalion on Saturday rescued a yogi, Bhan, after mudslide buried him as he was sitting for indefinite meditation in a nine-feet deep ditch. He was buried by a mudslide caused by a heavy spell of rain. The yogi suffered minor injuries. — HNS