Anti-Bush demo held

BARA: The Republican National Muslim Morcha staged a demonstration in support of the former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, in Kalaiya on Thursday. Rallyists chanted anti-Bush slogans in the rally that began at Sidhheshwor Sanskrit Secondary School went around the city and converged at Bharat Chowk. Chief of the Maoist peoples’ government, Lal Bahadur Chaudhari, commander of Maoist area No-3, Ranjit and chairperson of the RNMM, Hasan Jan Ansari, addressed the meeting. — HNS

Hunger strike on

Bara: Three workers of Surya Nepal Private Limited continued their hunger strike for the second day on Thursday. Workers boycotted the lunch at the canteen on Thursday to express solidarity with the strike, chairperson of trade union of Surya Nepal Private Limited (Simara), Deepak KC, claimed. In Kathmandu, Ravi KC, General Manager, Corporate of SNPL, said that the production has been halted due to the strike. — HNS

Boy missing

BARA: The whereabouts of 15-year-old Sandip Jaiswal, son of Jailal Shah of Hariharpur-5 Bara, who was abducted on October 8 from Basatpur in Bara by an unidentified group, are still unknown. In a statement on Thursday, the Bal Samrakshan Nepal, Bara, accused the authorities of not taking any initiative to search for the missing boy. The statement also urged the police, administration, human rights activists, political parties and other organisations to take initiatives to search the missing boy. — HNS

THT scribe awarded

BIRATNAGAR: Sancharika Samuha Nepal (SSN) on Thursday awarded Taplejung correspondent of The Himalayan Times and Annapurna Post, Sita Niraula, for her “excellent” performance in a feature writing training organised for professional skill and quantitative growth of women journalists by the SSN. —HNS

Teachers’ stir

BARA: The Temporary Teachers’ Struggle Committee (TTSC), Bara, continued the lock out at the District Education Office (DEO) on Thursday seeking permanent appointment. The temporary teachers continued their sit-in protest at the DEO, TTSC Coordinator, Rabindra Giri, said. — HNS