Thief put behind bars

DHADING: Locals of Bhusesthan, Dhading caught the leader of a robbers’ group active since some time in Dhading, Makwanpur, Gorkha and Nuwakot and handed him over to police on Saturday. Raju Subedi, 30, of Hetauda was caught while he and four others were trying to steal from one Mithu Khadka’s shop at Bhumesthan-6, Simlephant at around 6:30 am. The other four managed to abscond. Subedi is being kept at Baireni police post. — HNS

ANNFSU meet ends

DHADING: The meeting of district level activists of the CPN-UML aligned students’ union ANNFSU concluded in Dhadingbesi on Saturday. A 27-member organising committee led by Madhav Bhandari was formed in the meeting to organise the 20th district convention of ANNFSU, Dhading. Coordinator of the organising committee Bhandari said the district convention would be held within two months. Central members of ANNFSU Ramesh Acharya and Kranti Burlakoti, Dhading district secretary of CPN-UML Guru Prasad Burlakoti were present in the meeting. — HNS

‘UML men beaten up’

Nawalparasi: Workers of the Maoist-affiliated All Nepal Trade Unions’ Federation (ANTUF) barged into the Bhrikuti Paper Factory in Gaindakot and beat up two CPN (UML)-affiliated workers this afternoon, CPN (UML) Nawalparasi district secretary, Krishna Poudel, charged in a release. “The ANTUF men argued about shutting down the factory and launching a strike, and thrashed CPN (UML)-affiliated workers,” he said. They beat up national council member of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions, Tika Poudel, and vice-president of Bhrikuti Chemical Iron Workers’ Union Shree Ram Chaudhari. — HNS

Elephant captured

ITAHARI: A wild elephant which killed 12 people and damaged property worth more than tens of thousand in Morang and Sunsari district has been taken under control at around 2 pm on Saturday. The wild elephant has been taken under control with the help of two female elephants mobilised from the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Conservation in forest area of Panipiya of Charkoshe forest between Hanshbosa and Itahari-2. The Elephant Expert Team of Chitwan National Park has found the violent elephant after a week-long effort. The team also made the elephant unconscious with the use of doping. Locals flocked to the spot to look the ponderous elephant. — RSS

Three dacoits nabbed

KALAIYA: A patrol team of police deputed from the Area Police Office, Simraungadh, Bara has nabbed three dacoits along with weapons at Pokhari of Amritgunj VDC Ward No 9. Those arrested are Kanhaiyalal Sahani of Sisawa Maheshpur, Bishal Dube and Ramdev Raj Chamar of Amritgunj Ward No 9, according to District Police Office, Bara. Police have also confiscated two guns, knives, bullets and a rope bomb. The team of police led by Assistant Sub-Inspector, Khemnarayan Dhakal had arrested the dacoits at 10:45 pm on Friday night. CDO of Bara district, Bhola Prasad Siwakoti, gave away cash prizes to the police personnel of the team lauding their works. On the occasion, Area Police Office, Simraungadh was also provided with a cash prize of Rs 3,000. — RSS

Minister’s appeal

KHAJURA: General Secretary of the NSP and Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Hridayesh Tripathy has said the Madhesis living in Terai should get citizenship before the constituent assembly elections. He was addressing party district level conference in Nepalgunj on Saturday. He said Madhesis should unite to establish the Madhesh region and called for awareness on the CA polls. At the programme presided over by party Central Member Satyawati Kurmi, Central Vice President Narsingh Chaudhari and Treasurer Dilip Singh also expressed their views. — RSS

Woman rescued

Kanchanpur: The Kanchanpur district unit of the Maiti Nepal has rescued a woman from the Gadda Chowki Check Post and returned her back home. A resident of Dubachaur VDC-6, Sindhupalchowk district, the woman was heading towards Delhi along with her brother, supposedly to meet a man who had pledged to send her to Kuwait for employment. Concluding that there was the possibility of the trafficking, she was stopped, said the unit in-charge, Keshav Koirala. According to Koirala, the unit had in the past month alone saved 11 such persons from trafficking and sent them home. — RSS

Quake safety training

Madhyapur Thimi: The four-day training programme on earthquake preparedness organised by the Earthquake Risk Minimisation Committee, Madhyapur Thimi concluded on Saturday. The training was participated in by 13 women and seven men. The participants were given training on risk minimisation. — RSS