News Digest

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
News Digest

Apr 3, 2015-

Govt announces soft loan for fire victims

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to provide a soft loan of maximum Rs 3 million to each of the fire victim families in Taplejung for their rehabilitation. A meeting of the Cabinet on Friday took a decision to this effect. According to Information and Communications Minister Minendra Rijal, similar loans would be provided to fire victims in Dadeldhura and other parts of the country as well. The soft lean will be provided for five years. According to the Cabinet decision, almost all interest will be waived for the loan in the first year, 75 percent in the second year and 50 percent in the third year. Similarly, the interest rate will be waived by 25 percent in the fourth year and 10 percent in the fifth year. (PR)


DHARAN: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday raided the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences suspecting irregularities. The anti-graft body seized important documents from four departments of the Institute to probe into the allegations of financial irregularities while granting tenders, hiring employees and procuring various equipment. Meanwhile, Vice-chancellor Prof Dr Balbhadra Das said it was normal for the CIAA to seize the documents as part of the investigation process. (PR)

Man shot dead

SIRAHA: An unidentified group of four people shot dead Ram Shankhar Mandal, a resident of Lagadigoth in Siraha district, on Thursday night. 50-year-old Mandal was shot dead at no-man’s-land while he was going to attend a religious programme at Arrah near the Nepal-India border on his bicycle, said Mandal’s son Lallan. The victim shot in point blank range had succumbed to his injuries while being rushed to Siraha hospital from Jaynagar,  India, police said, adding that they are collaborating with Indian police to investigate the incident. (PR)

Abducted girl rescued

MAHOTTARI: Police have rescued a girl who had been abducted and trafficked to India and brought her safely to Jaleshwor on Friday. The 14-year-old girl from Khayerwa-4 in Sarlahi was rescued after one and half months on Thursday, police said. According to SP Saurav Rana, 50-year-old Satrudhan Sah of Mahottari had trafficked the girl to India.

The victim who was sexually abused and beaten while in India has been found pregnant in her medical report. Sah had been living in a rented a room at the house of the victim’s relative at Khayerwa. Police said they have initiated a manhunt for Sah. (PR)

Published: 04-04-2015 08:54

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