Nepal Today

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

UML’S YAN ACTIVIST SHOT BY CPN-MMAOIST SUPPORTER, SURVIVES Kathmandu, 5 March: A Youth Association Nepal (YAN) cadre was injured after the CPN-Maoist cadres shot him in Khotang district, on Monday night, RSS reports from Khotang.. Lokendra Rai and Dhruba Rai of Nerpa VDC Ward No. 3 shot at Pavin Rai from the same place. Lokendra and Dhruba are village committee members of CPN-Maoist while Pavin is Chairman of the YAN Nerpa Village Committee. YAN is CPN (UML) affiliated sister organization. Pavin sustained critical injuries on the right side of his back and left part of the face in the shooting, said Bishal Bhattarai, UML Chairman of Khotang District Committee. The two attacked Pavin while he was returning home after attending a party programme, UML district committee secretary Pramod Shrestha. The assailants are reported to be drunk at the time. The hospital stated that Rai is out of danger now.A search is underway for the CPN-Maoist cadres who are absconding after the incident, according to the District Police Office, Khotang. The CPN-Maoist Khotang District In-charge, Dhruba Budhathoki, however, expressed ignorance about the incident.Meanwhile, YAN has issued a press statement and demanded that the persons involved in the incident be brought to book. Nnnn VEHICLES VANDALIZED IN DHANUSHA DURING BANDH 1 Kathmandu, 5 March : The Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Dhanusha, enforced Janakpur banda or shutdown for the second day today, in protest against what it called police excesses against the party leaders and cadres for no reason, RSS writes from Janakpurdham.. The banda enforcers vandalized around half a dozen vehicles and some schools for defying the banda here on Tuesday morning. They vandalized a jeep (Ja 1 Pa 1472) at Shivachowk, a van (Ja 1 Pa 563) at Ramachowk, a tractor and night bus at Pidari chowk, a van at mills area and an Indian jeep near Birgunj Customs Office. Similarly, the banda enforcers vandalized the Ramjanaki Coaching Centre at Bisahara Chowk, and Bhanu Chowk-based Mithila Montessori School, today. Normal life in Dhanusha was affected after the government and non-government offices including the educational institutes, industries and banks remained closed due to the banda. Nnnn NO TRACE OF DHRUBE EVEN AFTER RADIO COLLAR FOUND Kathmandu, 5 March: Dhurbe, the violent elephant, has been still missing although the radio collar tied to its neck has been found, officials at the Chitwan National Park said today [Tuesday], RSS reports from Chitwan. According to Chief Conservation Officer at the Park, Phanindra Kharel, they are unknown about the condition of Dhurbe even though the radio collar has been found at Nirmalbasti area, south of the park. Park officials had tied the radio collar on Dhurbe´s neck to monitor its activities regularly.As per the latest record of the radio collar, Dhurbe is in a weak and frail condition. The park expects that the elephant is getting weak and frail due to the impact of the bullet fired by army personnel two months ago to bring it under control. Condition of Dhurbe has not been ascertained yet though it was known to be under the surveillance of the Park officials until December 30.The elephant had on December 15 killed a Bote couple. Nnnn


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