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- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 18, 2016-

Japan teachers to help quake-hit

KATHMANDU: A group of Japanese teachers from the Japan Technical Education Teacher Organisation have pledged to send 2,000 sets of warm uniforms for the earthquake-affected students of Gorkha, Sindhupalchok and Kavrepalanchok districts. This is the same team that had earlier contributed Rs13 million for the construction of a 12-room quake-resilient school at Bhimarkot, Panchkhal-1 in Kavre district. They had collected the amount saving from their daily expenses. Team leader Mashatoshi Ishijaka said they had come to Nepal to identify needs and had already sent sample uniform sets. (PR)

Teenager dies in gang fight

TANAHUN: A 16-year-old boy was hacked to death in an apparent gang fight in Damauli, the district headquarters of Tanahun, on Saturday. Police identified the victim as Dinesh Thapa of Byas Municipality-2. Regam Thapa, 17, also sustained serious injuries in the incident. The duo was assaulted with sharp weapons during a clash between two rival groups, police said. Critically injured Dinesh was rushed to Damauli Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment. Regam was taken to the Pokhara-based Charak Hospital. “It seems the nasty clash was caused by their old personal enmity. DSP Rakesh Singh said they have detained 31 local youths for investigation. (PR)

Surveyor held with bribe

NEPALGUNJ: A team of officials from the regional liaison office of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) detained Jivachhlal Yadav, surveyor at Number 1 Survey Office in Banke, with Rs 100,000 bribe money on Sunday. CIAA had also arrested surveyor Devendra Prasad Kumhar from the same office in April last year. (PR)

Man held for murder attempt

SANKHUWASABHA: Police arrested a man from Khandbari in the district on Sunday. The arrestee is identified as Bimal Tamang, 29, of Num-1. He was held on attempted murder charge. One Kokale Tamang, 65, sustained bullet injuries as Tamang allegedly shot at him a month ago. As per Bimal’s statement, police also recovered two muskets hidden at Matsyapokhari-6. (PR)

Nepali gangster held in India

KAKADVITTA: Indian authority arrested Rajeshwor Limbu, a notorious criminal from Urlabari in Morang, from the bordering Indian town of Panitanki on Saturday evening. Police officers of both Nepal and India claimed 35-year-old Limbu was the kingpin of a criminal gang involved in armed robbery, smuggling of firearms and drugs and abduction, among other illegal activities. Indian police claimed Limbu had good contact with international smugglers. He was held with a stolen vehicle and some marijuana. Limbu is the area vice-chairman of Young Communist League, the youth wing of the UCPN (M). (PR)

NC gen secy post for youths, says Gagan Thapa

DANG: Nepali Congress (NC) central leader Gagan Thapa has said a leader from young generation will file candidacy for the post of general secretary during the upcoming 13th General Convention of the party. He said youth office bearers should have role at the party’s decision making level. Thapa said he will run for the general secretary post if any other youth does not come forward. Speaking at a programme organised in Dang on Sunday, Thapa said top leaders of the party should play the role of guardians, while the second-rung leaders should become candidate for the post of president. (PR)

Published: 18-01-2016 08:50

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