One killed in mishap

RAUTAHAT: One Nagendra Bin Mukhiya, 18, son of Khaheru Bin of Saramajuwa VDC-3, was killed when his oxen-driven carriage overturned at Saramajuwa market on Wednesday. Mukhiya was on his way to the market to sell paddy when the accident occurred. Mukhiya sustained serious head injuries and died on the spot, inspector at the District Police Office, Ganesh Banstola, said. — HNS

Shrestha back

KATHMANDU: Minister for Physical Panning and Works, Gopal Man Shrestha returned to Kathmandu on Wednesday after taking part in the International Conference on ‘’Rainwater Harvesting’’ held at Kandy, Sri Lanka, from September 27 to 29. In course of returning home, Minister Shrestha underwent medical treatment at Bangkok, Thailand. In Bangkok, Minister Shrestha underwent successful surgery of the ‘’prostrate’’ at the Bumrungrad International Hospital. — RSS

Sr citizens felicitated

BHAKTAPUR: A programme was organised here on Tuesday to felicitate senior citizens locally known as Tanini on the occasion of the Dashain festival. Chairman of the Dapha Tanani Bhajan Khala, Purna Prasad Bakai, felicitated four local senior citizens. — RSS

Festival observed

MADHYAPUR THIMI: Bhairab Jatra and Chundevi festival was observed here on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival. People of various communities including Newar, Chhetri, Bahun observed the festival by offering worships at Bhaireb and Chundevi temples in Tathali VDC. Devotees made sacrifice of ducks, goat and hen at the temples. Locals celebrated Dashain by worshipping goddess Chun Devi and Bramayani after having had dharshan of deity Bhairab. — RSS

Library established

KATHMANDU: People of Thecho VDC of Lalitpur District now enjoy leisure time reading books at a library. They had to suppress the desire to read as it was beyond their purse. A group of youth of Thecho established ‘’Prerana’’ library that has inspired and won hearts of many people residing in this VDC in a short period of time. The library, established with cooperation of Nisulka Sewa Nepal, has been providing free services like English language classes, electric wiring training and health camps. Sakuntala Maharjan, a regular visitor to the library, said the reading corner has been providing books with minimum membership fee and she is grateful to the library. — RSS

Condolence meet

DHADING: A meeting to condole the death of Nepali Congress cadre Megh Bahadur Thapa was held here. People of various walks of life who attended the meeting said Thapa’s death was an irreparable loss to the party. The late Thapa always advocated for the unification of the two Nepali Congress parties. Local leaders including Homanath Rijal, Balaram Rijal, Indra Prasad Rijal and Bhakta Bahadur Lama shared light on the deeds of late Thapa. Thapa had passed away on September 21 at the age of 58. — RSS

Man ‘kills’ wife

DAMAULI: Til Bahadur BK, 22, of Byas Municipality-9 in Damauli district allegedly beat his wife to death on Tuesday. According to the police, Til Bahadur murdered his wife, Shova BK, 16, and was trying to flee when villagers caught him. Til Bahadur had married Shova three moths ago. — RSS

Oli to return on Oct 6

KATHMANDU: Deputy PM and Minister for Foreign Affairs KP Sharma Oli is to return home on October 6 following around a month’s foreign visit. Oli had left Kathmandu on September 10 leading the Nepali delegation to the 14th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit held in Havana, Cuba from September 13 to 16. After representing Nepal in the 14th NAM Summit, Oli left for New York, USA to take part in the 61st UN General Assembly. During his stay in the US, Oli met US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and discussed matters of mutual concern as well as regional and international issues. Oli is accompanied by MPs Ananda Prasad Dhungana, Mahendra Pandey and Tek Bahadur Chokhyal. During his visits to Cuba and the USA, Oli met with foreign ministers and high-level officials there and exchanged views on matters of mutual interest. — RSS

Fake Maoist punished

BIRATNAGAR: The Maoists have disarmed and forced a fake Maoist, who was spreading terror in Morang Shanishchare VDC, on Wednesday, to apologise in public. Dil Kumar Magar ‘Gore’ of Shanishchare - 4 resorted to force backed by a homemade pistol for beating up and threatening the villagers. He had thrashed up a local Prem Bahadur Rai’s wife Hem Kumari and Bhakta Bahadur BK on Tuesday evening. — HNS

Road damaged

DHADING: People of five VDCs in Dhading district are in trouble after a section of the road between Dhading Beshi and Jumre Bhanjyang breached before Dashain. The section of the road was damaged due to erosion on both the sides of the causeway over Thopal river. Although the causeway was constructed three months ago, the flooded river destroyed its gabians. People from Sankosh, Jyamrung, Katunje, Dhuwakot and Semjong VDCs are compelled to cover the distance on foot. — RSS

Hornet sting kills one

CHARIKOT: Thirty-two-year-old Ram Chandra Oli of Bhimeshwor municipality -9 in Dolakha district died of hornet sting on Tuesday. The incident occurred at 4:00 pm and Oli was rushed to Gaurishanker hospital in Dolakha for treatment. He died at midnight while undergoing treatment, district police office Dolkaha said. Oli and his friend were drunk and the former tried to assault hornet’s nest after his friend bet him that he would give Oli Rs 500 if he was able to break the nest. The hornets attacked him later, said Bishnu Oli, Ram Chandra’s brother. — HNS