Property destroyed :

Tanahun: Property worth over Rs 5 million was destroyed in flood and landslide at Rising Rani Pokhari VDC on Saturday. Locals said the flood destroyed dozens of houses, roads, drinking water projects, schools, government offices and other infrastructure causing damage worth over Rs 5 million. — HNS

Cops released :

Jhapa: Human rights activists managed to get three policemen, whom the Maoists had taken under control on Monday from Surunga Post, freed later. The three had been taken away for protecting the seven sadhus who had been creating terror in the name of collecting donation. The police had kept the seven in police custody citing security reasons and the enraged Maoists seized ASI Cholendra Pokhrel and two constables on Monday, said inspector Dilipraj Jha of the Area Police Office (Birtamod). —HNS