Body found in Fewa

POKHARA: The body of a youth, who went missing in Fewa Lake a week ago, was found floating on the waters on Tuesday. Manish Pariyar, 22, of Godavari in Kathmandu, went missing while kayaking in the lake. His body was handed over to his relatives, police said. — HNS

Six hurt in mishap

DHADING: Six persons, including five Indian nationals, were critically injured when a truck (Na 3 Kha 2851) bound for Kathmandu from Birgunj hit a car headed for Raxaul in India from Kathmandu on Wednesday. The five Indians were travelling in the car when the accident occurred at Hanuman Nagar in Benighat VDC of Dhading district on Prithvi Highway. Gulshan Kumar Singh, 58, Manjit Singh Seluna, 27, Sarjeet Kaur, 37, Garibman Grover, 35, and Ishita Seluna, 11, of Jharkhand in India and car driver Sandip Kumar Mahato of Birgunj were taken to Kathmandu for treatment, the highway emergency service, Dhading, said. — HNS

Couple attacked

KAPILVASTU: Buddhabir Saru and his wife Basanti were critically injured when an unidentified group of men attacked them with a khukuri at Campus Tole in Kapilvastu municipality on Wednesday morning. “Three persons attacked the Saru couple,” said the Kapilvastu district police office. Their condition is critical, medical officer Dr Dipak Giri at the Prithvi Bir Hospital said. Superintendent of police Shashi Hajur Silwal said investigation is on. — HNS

JTMM-J grabs land

SIRAHA: Cadres of the Jwala Singh-led Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM-J) on Tuesday night grabbed six bighas of land belonging to Bimala Devi Basnet, the wife of Arjun Bahadur, at Siswani VDC in Siraha district. “JTMM-Jwala men led by platoon commander Faulad Singh grabbed the land,” said JTMM-J deputy district in-charge Bhairav Singh Bidrohi. — HNS

Boy drowns

PALPA: Eight-year-old Gyan Bahadur, son of Tek Bahadur Bote of Khanigaun VDC in Palpa district, drowned while fishing in a river on Wednesday, said a local, Keshav Kharal. Gyan

Bahadur’s friend managed to swim ashore. A sudden flood in the river swept Gyan Bahadur away, locals said. — HNS

Smugglers caught

SARLAHI: Cadres of the Maoist-aligned Young Communist League (YCL) on Tuesday night caught five timber smugglers and handed them over to the police. Inspector Dipendra Panjiyar at the Haripur area police office (APO) said: “The YCL men caught five timber smugglers with timber at Nawalpur Chowk on East-West Highway and handed them over to the police.” Suresh Roy, Birendra Roy, Jay Lal Roy, Rabindra Roy and Chulhai Chaudhari were handed over to the police, said Panjiyar. — HNS

Bandarmude victims

Narayangarh: Relatives of those killed and the injured in Chitwan’s Bandarmude incident are set to launch a peaceful movement against the CPN-Maoist. Thirty-nine persons were killed and 72 others injured when a passenger bus was blown up by a landmine planted by the Maoists at Bandarmude in Madi two years ago. Speaking in a condolence meeting organised on the Bandarmudhe river banks today, Mukti Nath Neupane, chairman of the Bandarmudhe Incident Victims’ Committee, said: “We will protest peacefully if the Maoists fail to keep their promise.” Maoist supremo Prachanda, who toured Chitwan in October/November 2006, had assured the victims a relief package. — HNS