Elephant kills one

GAIGHAT: An elderly person was killed by a wild elephant on Saturday. Sixty-five-year-old Devi Lal Chaudhary, of Triyuga municipality-10, was attacked by the elephant in front of his house at around 6:30 am. He was critically injured and died undergoing treatment in the district hospital, police said. The elephant had damaged the houses of seven locals of Bagaha and Deuri on Friday, causing loss of property worth around one million rupees. — HNS

Chinese team arriving

KATHMANDU: A team of Chinese journalists is scheduled to arrive here on Sunday for a five-day visit on the invitation of the Editor’s Society, Nepal. According to Officiating President of the Editor’s Society Nepal, Devendra Gautam, a five-member team led by President of the Chinese Editor’s Society Gui Xiaofeng will be visiting different historic sites, media houses during their visit. The Chinese journalists will be meeting the Prime Minister, Ministers and other distinguished personnel, Gautam further said. — RSS

UN team in Pyuthan

PYUTHAN: The human rights team of United Nations, which arrived in the district on Thursday, met with district leaders of different political parties, Maoist leaders and officials of security agencies to acquire information on the incidents of human rights violation in the district. The team also met district-based rights activists and media personnel. Another team left on Saturday for Rolpa to monitor human rights situation. — HNS

1 killed, six hurt

URLABARI: Shailendra Rai, 50, from Pathari of Morang district was killed on the spot when a motorbike bound eastward hit him on the Urlabari-Morang road section of the Mahendra Highway on Saturday, police said. The motorbike rider has been taken into custody at the Urlabari area police office. A report from Itahari said six persons were injured critically when an oil tanker bound for Dhulabari of Jhapa from Duhabi hit a passenger microbus heading in the same direction at Duhabi on Saturday. — HNS

Property gutted

SIRAHA: Property worth around Rs 600,000 was damaged when four houses at Maheshpur Patali in Siraha district were gutted in a fire on Friday night. According to the Lahan area police office (APO), the houses of Ram Lal Mandal, Manilal Mandal, Dhanilal Mandal and Nilambar Mandal were gutted. The fire broke out in Ram Lal’s house. Local people, police and a fire engine from Lahan doused the fire after struggling for over one-and-half-hours, said the APO. — HNS

DNC hails king’s move:

KATHMANDU: The Druk National Congress (DNC) has welcomed the appointment of Crown Prince Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as the fifth Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan. “We are confident that King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will spare no efforts in bringing about peace and prosperity in Bhutan so that every Bhutanese citizen in every strata of society can enjoy,” it said, hoping that King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck “will work towards maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bhutan.” — HNS

NSP (A)’s objection

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Anandidevi), a key partner in the seven-party alliance (SPA), has expressed dissatisfaction over the distribution of 205 constituencies and the provision of members getting elected on the basis of first-past-the-post electorate system. Earlier in the day, objecting to the electorate system, the party had written a note of dissent. — HNS