Land seized

LAHAN: The JTMM (Jwala Singh) seized 10 bigha of land and two houses belonging to Rudra Khadka at Sisbani-2 of Siraha district on Thursday night. Meanwhile, a report from Saptari said the JTMM (Goit) seized nine kathha of land in Ward No 8 of Rajbiraj Municipality, owned by the CPN-UML Sapatari district committee member Tulabinod Aryal.— RSS

Hurt JTMM men dead

ITAHARI: Two JTMM (Jwala Singh) cadres, who were injured in a clash with the Armed Police Force three days ago, died on Friday while undergoing treatment. — RSS

Bhandari discharged

NEW DELHI: UML leader Bidya Bhandari, who was undergoing treatment for blood cancer, was discharged from Apollo Hospital here on Friday. KP Sharma Oli and members of the Organisation of Nepalese Migrants were present at the time. — HNS

Foundation stone laid

ILAM: Indian Ambassador Shiv Shanker Mukherjee on Friday laid the foundation stone of a new building for the Karfok Higher Secondary School in Panchakanya VDC. “India will increase aid to Nepal in the education, health and infrastructure development sectors,” he said. — RSS

NEA official freed

RAJBIRAJ: Engineer Hari Narayan Thakur, chief of the Hanumannagar unit of the Nepal Electricity Authority in Saptari, was set free on Thursday night.The engineer was abducted by an unidentified group on May 20. “A team of police personnel helped him reach his house in Kodladi Madhesapur when he contacted police from Kochabarbari village development committee the same night,” said superintendent of police (SP), Subash Chandra Chaudhari. His brother, Mahendra Narayan, who was kidnapped along him, was freed a day earlier, the superintendent of police further said. — HNS