Killer gets life term

HETAUDA: The Makwanpur district court sentenced a person convicted of murder to life imprisonment on Friday. A single bench of district judge Uday Prakash Chapagain sentenced Bir Bahadur Bomjan, 25, of Daman-9 to life imprisonment for murdering Biroj Lama of Hetauda-2, Manaschowk, two years ago. Three persons had been arrested on the charge of murdering Lama on January 20, 2005. Two of them were subsequently acquitted. — HNS

Sunsari bandh call

DHARAN: The Rastriya Jana Mukti Party (RJMP), Sunsari, has announced a district bandh on Sunday to protest the intervention of Nepali congress activists in the RJMP’s peaceful programme. Pamphlets and a statement, in the name of RJMP district secretary Bishnu Kumar Thamdel, were distributed in Dharan. The pamphlets said the party was not a supporter of the king. — HNS

CP Gajurel in Delhi

NEW DELHI: CPN-Maoist politburo member and the party’s foreign department chief CP Gajural alias Gaurav arrived here on Friday night to inaugurate the first convention of the Maoist-affiliated Bharatiya Prabasi Nepali Sangathan Jana Adhikar Suraksha Samitee. The Samitee, in a press statement, had informed earlier that Maoist supremo Prachanda would inaugurate the convention, which kicks off on Sunday. — HNS

All-party meet held

JANAKPUR: An all-party meeting held here on Saturday agreed to make the agitation of the Madhes peaceful. Members of civil society and representatives of youth clubs expressed their commitment to stage the agitation in a peaceful manner at the meeting chaired by the Dhanusha CDO Madhav Prasad Regmi. Security bodies will intervene only if looting and vandalism take place during protests, Dhanusha district administration office said in a release. — HNS

Action denounced

KATHMANDU: The Medical Doctors’ Association has protested the entry of police and firing of tear gas and baton charge on the premises of the Janakpur zonal hospital on Friday evening. The press statement released by the MDA Chairman Dr Kiran Prasad Shrestha has demanded the immediate actions against the guilty and urged the concerned authority to control such incidents. — RSS

Programme held

KATHMANDU: The Nepal-India Friendship Society organised a welcome programme on the occasion of 58th Republic Day of India, here on Saturday. Leaders of political parties, intellectuals, representatives of civil society industrialist and journalists were present on the occasion. — RSS