Four prisoners freed

POKHARA: The Kaski jail administration on Saturday freed four prisoners on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami. Those freed are Krishna Bahadur Gharti, Bimal Pahari, Nuna Gurung and Tul Bahadur Pun, who were serving jail sentence for murder. All of them had completed half jail term, said prison head Bishnu Acharya. Earlier, a prisoner had been released from the jail in celebration of reinstatement of total democracy. — HNS

Strike withdrawn

PHIDIM: The indefinite transport strike along the Mechi Highway called jointly by the political parties, civil society, industrialists and businessmen in Panchthar on Saturday has been withdrawn from Sunday evening, the organisers of the protest said. The strike had been announced to protest against the disruption of the traffic by Truck Entrepreneurs’ Association, Jhapa unit. The strike was called after the entrepreneurs called off blockade. — HNS

‘Journos not free’

JHAPA: Federation of Nepalese Journalists’ president Bishnu Nisthuri on Sunday said here that though loktantra has come to the country, journalists are still not free. Nisthuri arrived as the head of a Journalists Monitoring Team. Speaking at a programme, he said, “There is a change in scenario and style, but the problems of journalists are still the same. They don’t have an environment for working freely.” Local journalists narrated their problems in the changed political scenario of the country. — HNS

HSEB results out

KATHMANDU: The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) on Sunday published the result of the supplementary examination of grade 12. According to the board, 85 per cent students passed the examination. Out of the total of 12,046 students who attended the examination, 10,244 passed the test. Six students were expelled whereas result of 11 students have been withheld, the HSEB said. — HNS

New Army spokesman

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Army has appointed Brigadier General Ananta Thebe as its new spokesperson. He is taking over the responsibility from Monday, according to an official. Thebe was posted in Itahari before being appointed as the spokesperson. Outgoing spokesperson, Brig Gen Nepal Bhusan Chand, has been posted to the selection board. — HNS

Tarun Dal function

KATHMANDU: Bimalendra Nidhi, general secretary of NC-D said that for the unification of NC with NC-D, homework is needed. “It will not be possible without a thorough homework between the parties,” Nidhi said at a function organised by Tarun Dal, Janakpur-Kathmandu Forum on Sunday. He said the democratisation of parties would be the first important move towards unification. — HNS

Maoists free one

JANAKPURDHAM: The Maoists on Sunday released a former armed police man Dan Singh Thaguna, whom they had taken under control three days ago on charges of his being involved in robbery. Thaguna was released in the presence of a rights activist Roshan Dhakal, as he was found innocent after investigation. He has been sent for treatment for injuries he sustained due to beatings. — HNS