Traffic resumes

UDAYAPUR: Traffic that had been affected after Tulsi Dahal of Triyuga-10, Deurali, was killed in a bus mishap resumed here after a travel firm agreed to employ the wife of the dead. According to an agreement, Himali Bus Entrepreneurs Association has agreed to provide Rs 100,000 and a permanent job to Dahal’s wife. Irate locals had obstructed traffic by placing trees and logs and burning tyres on the road. — RSS

Lightning kills one

TAPLEJUNG: One Lilamaya Kadariya, 41, of Surungkhim-9 of Taplejung , died when lightning struck her on Monday. Her seven daughters and one son were also injured in the incident, locals said. They were observing the Gobardhan puja when the incident occurred. — RSS

GMG maiden flight

KATHMANDU: GMG Airlines, a Bangladeshi airlines, operated its inaugural flight from Dhaka to Kathmandu on Monday. The airline’s Boeing MD 82 landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 11.20 am on Monday and flew back to Dhaka the same day, said Jai Dewan, managing director of Zenith Travels, general sales agent of the airlines. The Boeing was diverted to Dhaka on Sunday evening after it failed to land at the TIA due to technical glitches. — HNS

New Year greetings

MADHAYPUR: The Shankhadhar Sakhawa Academy has, in its message of greetings on the occasion of the new year of Nepal Sambat 1127, extended best wishes for a lasting peace, happiness and prosperity in the country. In a statement issued on Monday, the academy has also appealed for government support in the academy conduct research on Nepal Sambat. — RSS

3 hurt in mishap

TANAHUN: Three persons, including a pregnant woman, were injured when a jeep (Ga 1 Ja 3009) heading to Damauli from Dumre of Tanahun district met with an accident at Amreni of Ghasinkuwa village development committee on the Prithvi Highway on Monday. A 19-year-old pregnant woman, Khem Kumari Ale, Maya Ale (49) and Prem Bahadur Ale (48) were injured in the accident, police said. Khem Kumari has been sent to Pokhara for treatment while the others are undergoing treatment in Damauli hospital, a hospital source said. — HNS

Accidents toll 36

ITAHARI: Thirty-six people died, 85 were seriously injured and 180 sustained minor injuries in separate road accidents that occurred in eastern Nepal in a span of three months this year. According to the regional traffic police office, Itahari, 26 men, six women, including four minors, were killed in accidents while 71 men, one woman and three others sustained serious injuries. In the accidents, 140 men, 38 women and a minor girl sustained minor injuries. Sixteen truck accidents, 52 bus accidents, 33 accidents involving car, jeep, van, three tempo accidents and 33 motorbike accidents were reported during the time. — RSS

One arrested

DHANKUTA: Police have arrested a man on the charge of cheating people. Fifty-five-year-old Som Prasad Dahal, a resident of Khwang village development committee-2 of Taplejung, was arrested with the help of villagers. He had been cheating people by posing as a member of the National Disabled Federation. Police have also arrested two girls whom he had been using to extract money and favours from locals. — RSS

Tharu function

INRAWA: A Tharu Folk culture programme was organised at Hansposa-village development committee in Sunsari district by the Tharu Kalayan Karini Samiti on Sunday to mark the Tihar festival. Various songs and traditional cultural dances of the Tharu community were presented at the programme. — RSS

Team grills Maoists

TULSIPUR: A joint team of the Human Rights Organisation of Nepal (HURON) and civil society members of Dang questioned local Maoist cadres and family members of Bhim Bahadur Oli, a former regional member of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, on Oli’s abduction by Maoist cadres. Stating that the Maoists have also seized a 15-room building owned by Oli at Purandhra, the team has requested the Maoists to make public the whereabouts of Oli. — RSS