SC order sought

KATHMANDU: A writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Sunday, seeking its order to the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to set up a compensation fixation committee. A team of media activists, including former president of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists Taranath Dahal, filed the petition seeking the apex court order to the government to set up the committee. — HNS

Journalist awarded

POKHARA: Senior journalist Madhav Sharma has been honoured with the Late Jagannath Sigdel Himadut Journalism Award-2063. Coordinator of the Network of Civil Society for Peace, Teknath Baral gave away the award to Sharma at a function to mark the 46th anniversary of Himdut Rastriya Saptahik on Saturday. — HNS

Trader abducted

ITAHARI: An armed gang on Sunday abducted a businessman. The gang from India that came on two motorbikes without number plates abducted businessman Surya Kiran Pothra of Ramnagar Bhutaha (Sunsari). Pothra was abducted from Narkatiya when he went to Ghuski to collect money, said inspector at the District police office Harka Karki. — HNS

JTMM flays accord

Siraha: The Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM) today said that the latest agreement between the seven-party alliance (SPA) and the Maoists has ignored the problems of the Madhesh region. A statement issued by the central chairman of JTMM, Jwala Singh, said: “The ‘historical agreement’ is only an act of perpetuating Pahadiya power in nation.” — HNS

Squatters’ protest on

Rupandehi: Squatters rendered homeless after torching of sheds which were built for them in Butwal’s Mainanagar are on a sit-in on the Media Chowk for the past one month, seeking damages. Coordinator of the protest programme, Som Tamang, said the sit-in has been continuing since October 20 to demand land for squatters and compensation. — HNS