Proposal tabled

NEW DELHI: Nepal on Tuesday tabled a proposal to organise a SAARC mini hydro-electricity conference in Kathmandu during the ongoing South Asian Energy Discussion here. Meanwhile, SAARC energy ministers are to meet here on Wednesday to discuss energy cooperation and other issues. Minister of State for Water Resources, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, is representing Nepal. — HNS

Security along border

KATHMANDU: The Cabinet on Tuesday decided to deploy the Armed Police Force personnel along the southern border. Sources said the decision has been made to keep a tab on the movement of unwanted elements across the border. — HNS

Locals desert village

Birgunj: The locals terrorised by a clash at Janakitola VDC in Parsa on Monday are deserting their village. Over 100 locals left the village on Tuesday, a local, Lal Babu Baniya, said. A large number of security men have been deployed to prevent clashes but villagers are not convinced about their security. — HNS

Buses escorted

ITAHARI: As many as 18 long-route night buses left for their destinations from Sunsari on Tuesday evening with security force escorting them. The night buses bound for Kathmandu, Pokhara, Butwal and Narayangadh started from different cities of east with personnel from the Civil and the Armed Police Force escorting them, SI of Eastern Regional Traffic Police Office Bir Bahadur Thapa said. Altogether 14 buses left for Kathmandu, two for Pokhara and one each for Narayangadh and Butwal. — HNS

Two hurt in scuffle

Birgunj: Two persons sustained bullet injuries in the scuffle among the security guards of Jyoti Spinning Mills situated at Parwanipur on Tuesday. Shree Ram Mahato and Shiv Sharan Mahato of Bagahi VDC were injured when a group led by a security guard of the Mills, Jagat Narayan Yadav, resorted to firing, said the District Police Office in Parsa. The scuffle ensued after Jagat Narayan thrashed fellow security guard Dhanpat Mahato at Lal Parsa VDC on Tuesday morning. Jagat Narayan, his brother Maharaj and some others had fired six rounds of bullets at the relatives of Dhanpat Mahato, who had gone to protest the incident. — HNS