Rhino found dead

NARAYANGARH: A male rhino was found dead in a community forest near the Chitwan National Park on Wednesday. According to park’s ranger Lal Bhandari, the rhino was found with its horn and hoof intact in the Kumroj community forest. As the rhino is aged, it may have died a natural death, he said. — HNS

NC (D)’s meet

KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Party meeting of the Nepali Congress (Democratic) has expressed concern over the ongoing unrest in Lahan and other parts of the Terai. The meeting was held on Wednesday. “The party sought action against those involved in the incidents, Prakash Man Singh, a lawmaker nominated from the NC-D for the interim legislature,” told this daily. “The meeting also decided that the leadership of the parliamentary party, led by party president Sher Bahadur Debua, will continue till another election.” — HNS

KU office padlocked

Kavre: The Kathmandu University Employees’ Association (KUEA) on Wednesday padlocked the administration office and main gate of the varsity at Dhulikhel. “The varsity was padlocked to protest the dismissal of KUEA secretary Amit Varma by the KU administration without any reason on January 14,” said KUEA chairman Surendra KC. — HNS

Indian assistance

KATHMANDU: The Embassy of India has signed two separate MoUs to provide Rs 51 million for the construction of two projects, said a release issued on Wednesday. For the construction of the new building for Tulsi Lal Memorial Agriculture and Cooperative Training and Information Centre in Lalitpur, the Embassy will provide Rs 24 million. It will also provide Rs 26.9 million for the construction of five km road from Mahuwa to Lagma Bazaar in Dhanusha. — HNS