Jan 21, 2014-
15-year jail for selling daughter
NUWAKOT: The Nuwakot District Court has slapped a man with 15 years jail term for trafficking his daughter to an Indian brothel. Judge Kiran Prasad Shiwakoti on Sunday passed the verdict after finding Pode Tamang of Balkumari guilty for selling his daughter through a local trafficker Surya Bahadur Tamang two years ago. Surya Bahadur was also slapped with 15-year jail term and Rs 100,000 fine. The victim lodged a complaint with police against her father and the trafficker after she managed to escaped from the brothel. (PR)
Cops, smugglers exchange fire
HETAUDA: Security personnel and marijuana smugglers exchanged firing at Kharanga in Manahari VDC, Makwanpur, on Tuesday morning. Police said the security personnel opened fire in retaliation after they came under attack from the smugglers, who fired nine rounds of bullets targeting the police patrol. There were, however, no casualties reported in the incident. A group of 20 people were on their way to India carrying marijuana. The porters fled the scene, leaving 134 kg marijuana. (PR)
Missing man found dead
KHOTANG: Dadhiram Thatal, 55, was found dead in Rawakhola on Monday. Thatal, the permanent resident of Dumredharapani-3, had been out of contact since he set off for Dharan on Friday. His body was found floating in the stream. The body has been sent to the district hospital for postmortem and investigation is on, police said. (PR)
PJ club condemns marshals’ act
KATHMANDU: The Photo Journalist (PJ) Club has condemned the act of Constituent Assembly (CA) Secretariat to bar the photojournalists from taking pictures of Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony. The CA marshals barred the photojournalists from taking the picture of the CA Hall while the senior most lawmaker Surya Bahadur Thapa administered the oath of office and secrecy to the CA members. The club said in a statement the photojournalists were discriminated and barred from doing their job. General Secretary of the CA Secretariat Manohar Prasad Bhattarai apologised for the incident.
Indian aid for school building
NAWALPARASI: The Indian Embassy has provided Rs 36 million for the construction of a school building at Bulingtar. The foundation stone for the building for Tribhuvan Higher Secondary School was laid amid a function on Tuesday. Construction of the 24-room building will be over within 14 months. The embassy will also provide furniture and support for constructing the compound fence.
Nepal made ‘little progress’ on HR
KATHMANDU: Human Rights Watch on Tuesday said that Nepal saw setbacks in efforts to end impunity for perpetrators of wartime abuses over the last year. The New York-based rights organisation, in its World Report 2014, said the country made little progress in ensuring human rights and ending impunity for abuses committed by both government and former rebel party UCPN (Maoist) during a decade long insurgency. The 667-page report, which has detailed instances of rights violations, said the three-year political deadlock before the elections has stalled efforts to enact legislations or policies to ensure protection of rights. (PR)
Published: 22-01-2014 09:56