Jana Andolan heroes :

RUPANDEHI: The record of people injured during the Jana Andolan-II and undergoing treatment in the Lumbini Zonal Hospital was sent to the High-Level Investigation Commission headed by former Supreme Court Justice Krishna Jung Rayamajhi on Friday. Among the 164 admitted in the Lumbini Zonal Hospital, the condition of 25 is said to be critical. — HNS

Students freed :

DHANKUTA: Eight students detained by Maoists in Dhankuta’s Sindhuwa bazaar have been freed by their guardians. The students of Saraswoti higher secondary school at Sindhuwa bazaar were abducted by the Maoists a week ago. They were freed from different places on Wednesday, the Human Rights, Social Awareness and Development Centre, said. — HNS

TU agreement

KIRTIPUR: Agitating students of the Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Education, and the office-bearers of the faculty on Friday agreed to resolve their problems by constituting a committee to probe the issue. Post-graduate students under the faculty had vandalised the faculty office and set it on fire protesting the negligence in checking of their papers. — RSS

DEO’s chair set ablaze :

Sindhupalchowk: Students affiliated with the All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R)on Friday torched the chair of District Education Officer accusing him of not being present at the office while the students were stating a sit-in at the DEO. The ANNISU-R had called for a sit-in at DEO demanding permanent postings of teachers in schools. — HNS

DDC, VDCs locked out :

GAIGHAT: Employees working as technical assistants in several VDCs of the Udayapur district padlocked the District Development Committee and VDC offices for three hours on Friday demanding that permanent appointments. The assistants gathered on the Bal Mandir premises and started sloganeering before they locked up the DDC and VDC offices from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm.— HNS

Bara protest on :

BARA: Thirty-eight technical assistants, who have been working on temporary basis under the DDC, on Friday staged a sit-in protest wearing black bands on their arms on the DDC office premises. The sit-in began at 11 am ended at 2 pm, coordinator of Technical Assistants’ Association, Narottam Adhikari, said. — HNS