Child abducted :

BARA: Seven-year-old Laxmi Narayan Mahato, the son of Dayali Mahato of Golaganj-3 was abducted at 11 pm on Friday. Police said eight persons broke into Mahato’s house and abducted him. A search for the boy has been launched, said police. The abducted boy’s house is some 25 km southeast of the district headquarters, Kalaiya. — HNS

Strange snake sighted :

CHAUTARA: Devotees are flocking to a temple in Kunchowk of Sindhupalchowk district after a snake was seen in the temple a week ago. The seven-colour snake has been found circling around an idol of Sansari Mai in the temple in ward number 8. — RSS

Timber thieves grilled :

HETAUNDA: A team of local people accompanied by the Maoists apprehended three timber smugglers. The three were found in possession of 194 items of sawed timber from Manahari VDC of Makwanpur district. — RSS

Vehicles begin to ply :

BAGLUNG: Transportation on the Bihu-Lekhani-Dudilabati road, which was halted for a long time, has been resumed after the Gaja Youth Club brought soil erosion under control with financial aid from the Australian Embassy. — RSS