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Jun 17, 2013-

Search for youths missing in Trishuli continues

CHITWAN: Despite relentless efforts, security personnel have not been able to trace four women and a man, who went missing in the Trishuli river in Kurintar on Saturday, till Monday evening. The security personnel from the Disaster Management Training Centre of the Armed Police Force in Kurintar searched for the victims throughout the day but failed to locate them. DSP Dipendra Giri said they are facing difficulties to search the missing due to the increasing water level in the river. Rajani Regmi, her sisters Liza and Monika and her friends Asmita Thapa and Janak Raut, all from Bharatpur in Chitwan, were swept away by the river.

Animal organs looted

KAPILVASTU: An unidentified group ‘looted’ a vehicle belonging to the District Forest Office, Darchula, from Chorkhola in Kapilvastu in a mysterious circumstance on Sunday night. The vehicle was on its way to Chitwan carrying various organs of various wild animals seized at different times. Police said 14 hides of various wild animals and 40 kg of pangolin scales worth around Rs 4 million were looted in the incident. Conservation officer at the Appi Nampa Conservation Area Sher Singh Thagunna and driver Padam Singh Bista were in the vehicle when the incident took place.

Girl rescued from India

KAKADVITTA: A social organisation in Siliguri, India, rescued a 14-year-old Nepali girl and sent her to Nepal five days ago. The victim is now taking shelter at a Kakadvitta-based NGO. The victim, a permanent resident of Gaidakot in Nawalparasi district, claimed that her stepmother sold her to one Mina Chhetri of Kalimpong after taking Rs 700 two years ago.

Foreigner’s cycle stolen

KAPILVASTU: A couple of foreign cyclists have been stranded at Kohalpur, Banke, after one of their bicycles was stolen. The Australian couple, Fred Spengler and Wendy McCarty, was on their cycle tour to India from China through Nepal. Spengler said the bicycle used by his wife was stolen from the Danphe Hotel in Kohalpur. (PR)

‘Technical education for dev’

GORKHA: UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman Baburam Bhattarai said technical education should be given priority for development in the country. Addressing a gathering of guardians of the Dharmawati Secondary School in Choprak on Monday, Bhattarai also pledged to work for the advancement of Kumal households in the area. The former prime minister arrived in the district to lay foundation stone of the 6-MW Kalika Hydropower Project in the district. (RSS)

Published: 18-06-2013 09:02

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