Jun 17, 2013-Lightning claims 6
BIRGUNJ: At least six persons were killed and a few others injured after being struck by lightning in two separate incidents in Parsa and Siraha districts on Monday. Four persons died while another sustained serious injuries when the lightning struck a shed at Bairiyabirta VDC-6, Parsa, on Monday morning. Rambabu Sah and Manif Miya died on the spot, while Gaya Mukhiya and Shambhu Patel succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment, said police. Durga Sah Kanu is undergoing treatment in Narayani Sub-regional Hospital, Birgunj.
In Siraha, lightning claimed a 35-year-old Gita Devi Yadav and her teenage daughter Rinku at Sukhachaina VDC-7 while they were working in their mango garden nearby their house, said police. (PR)
CPN-M presses for all-party assembly
KATHMANDU: A group of 42 parties protesting against the government’s decision to hold the Constituent Assembly elections in November has agreed to an “all-party political assembly” as their common agenda. A joint meeting of the key forces on Monday assigned a taskforce to devise new protest programmes, which they said will be announced at the CPN-Maoist headquarters the same day. The broader alliance has decided not to hold a dialogue with the government as well as the “big parties” unless the High-level Political Committee (HLPC) is replaced by a multi-party political assembly.
Published: 18-06-2013 08:57