Tremors recorded

KATHMANDU: The National Seismological Centre at the Department of Mine and Geology in Lainchour recorded tremors of 4.1 and 4.2 on the Richter scale at 1:53 and 1:55 am on Wednesday. The epicentre of the tremors was around Darban of Myagdi district. — RSS

UN appointment

KATHMANDU: United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed his personal representative in Nepal, Ian Martin, the head of the UN Mission in Nepal with immediate effect. — HNS

Bike, cash stolen

ITAHARI: Some people, identifying themselves as cadres of the Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM), robbed Khagendra Basnet, proprietor of the Sunsari-based Puja Kiln Factory, of a motorbike and Rs 60,000 at Aurawani of Sunsari on Wednesday, the Sunsari district police office (DPO) said. Basnet was heading towards the factory from Itahari. — HNS

Festival postponed

DAMAK: The Damak Town Festival has been postponed for the second time due to uneasy situation in Terai. The festival was scheduled to be held on February 9 after being postponed from January 29. Convenor of the festival organising panel Sanjaya Koirala in a communique said the festival was postponed indefinitely. — RSS

Protest plan

KATHMANDU: Three indigenous nationalities organisations are to gherao Singhadurbar on Thursday morning. The programme is being jointly organised by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Students (NEFINS) and Indigenous Nationalities Joint Struggle Committee. Different groups of indigenous nationalities would gherao Singhadurbar at Bhadrakali, Putalisadak Padmodaya Mode, Maitighar Mandala Chowk, Ghattekulo Anamnagar Chowk and Anamnagar Hanumansthan. — HNS

Pathak’s claim

Kathmandu: Sudip Pathak, chairman of the Human Rights Organisations of Nepal (HURON), said on Wednesday he can contact the underground Madheshi leaders Jwala Singh and Jaya Krishna Goit “within an hour” and take initiatives for facilitating talks with the government. “If asked, I can contact the underground leaders in an hour through telephone and deliver the government’s message,” said Pathak. — HNS