Maoists’ meet

NARAYANGARH: CPN (Maoist) chairman Prachanda, leaders Dr Baburam Bhattarai and Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ arrived in Chitwan on Thursday to attend the closed-door session of the fifth national conference of the All Nepal Peasants’ Association (Revolutionary). They also met Muktiram Dahal, father of Prachanda, and other relatives at Baidiknagar in Bharatpur-6. Prachanda, who arrived at noon with wife Sita, Dr Bhattarai and Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal), stayed at home for around 20 minutes. Muktiram said Prachanda talked with his relatives and exchanged greetings with people. — HNS

Jailbirds shifted

Kapilvastu: Fearing a jailbreak, the Kapilvastu prison administration on Wednesday shifted six prisoners and detainees from the dilapidated prison building to the Palpa jail and three to the Bhairahawa prison.

Of the five prisoners rearrested after they fled by digging a 22-feet-long tunnel from the prison on August 23, three were shifted to the Palpa jail and two to the Bhairahawa jail, said acting jailer Rudra Thapa, adding that of the four detainees who were sick three were shifted to Palpa jail and one to Bhairahawa jail. There still are 62 inmates in the Kapilvastu prison. — HNS

Oli to visit India in Nov

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs KP Oli is scheduled to visit India next month to meet Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and senior Indian government officials. Oli will visit India from November 5-10 at the Indian government’s invitation. Oli met Indian ambassador Shiv Shanker Mukherjee on Thursday regarding the visit. — HNS

Man found dead

BARA: A body of a man around 65 years of age was found in a building, which is under construction, in Kalaiya municipality, on Thursday morning. The body has not been identified so far, said the Bara district police office, adding he may have died on Wednesday night. The body has been sent to Kalaiya hospital for post mortem. — HNS

Funds handed over

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Bikash Adhyan Sansthan on Thursday handed over Rs 73,000 each to the families of those 10 out of the 12 Nepalis who were killed in Iraq two years back, at a function here. According to the Sansthan, the funds was collected with the assistance of Tamu Dhi United Kingdom. The fund has not been handed over to two families but would be given after “investigation”, according to Ganesh Gurung, president of the Sansthan. — HNS

6 injured in mishap

DHADING: One foreign national and five other passengers were injured after a passenger bus overturned near Dharke, Naubise-1 under the Prithivi Highway on Thursday afternoon. According to the Ilaka Police Office, Khanikhola, the passenger bus on its way to Pokhara from Kathmandu met with an accident while trying to avoid a headlong collision with a motorcycle coming from opposite. — RSS

13-yr-old injured

DHADING: Bikash Kunwar, 13, was critically injured when he fell from the top of his house in Naubise-2 on Thursday evening, the Highway Emergency Service Centre (Dhading) said, adding that Kunwar was taken to Kathmandu for treatment. — HNS

No deadline for ILE

KATHMANDU: The ex-British servicemen and their families can apply for Indefinite Leave to Enter (ILE) the UK at the time of their convenience, the Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen’s Organisation (GAESO) said at a press meet held here on Wednesday. “We received a mail from the UK on Wednesday morning, which clearly states the Entry Clearance Officer may still have the authority to grant or reject the ILE to the applicants,” said Martin Howe, head of the British legal team, which is here to lobby for the resettlement of the ex-Gurkha soldiers in the UK. — HNS

Extension sought

KATHMANDU: The High-level Investigation Commission headed by former Supreme Court justice Krishna Jung Rayamajhi is planning to seek extension of its term for a few days. The panel’s term expires on October 27. Rayamajhi said the panel’s tenure until October 27 was not not enough for completing the job to prepare a report and therefore it is planning to seek extension of tenure. — HNS

TV, FM licences

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Information and Communications has issued broadcasting licences to five new television channels and 50 FM radio stations until October 17, stated a statement issued by the MoIC on Thursday. — RSS