Nepal Today

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

UPDATE SHARE PRICES Kathmandu, 4 June: Share prices were stable Tuesday. Nepse closed at 498.46 points after losing 0.38 points. Altogether 223,054 shares were traded for Rs.56.600 million in 1002 transactions. Nnnn BANKE INMATE ESCAPES Kathmandu, 4 June: : A leader of the detainees at the District Prison, Banke, on Monday evening escaped from the jail, RSS reports from Nepalgunj.. Sarau Nau, a murder convict, who had been doing time at the prison since the last 10 years, was chosen as the leader of the inmates in reward for his 'improved behaviour'. It has been reported that Nau had misused the facilities to freely move about in the prison as the leader. He escaped due to the slackness of the prison administration in putting him under close surveillance. Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Banke, Deputy Superintendent of Police Prem Basnet said that police posts at all the border points have been alerted and a search mounted for the fugitive. Nnnn BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS JIAN KHAN COMMITS SUICIDE Kathmandu, 4 June : Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, who made her debut starring opposite acting legend Amitabh Bachchan, died in an apparent suicide at her home in the Indian city of Mumbai, police said on Tuesday, AFP reports from Mumbasi. The 25-year-old Khan, who grew up in London before moving to India for a career in Bollywood, was found dead in her home by her family, an officer said. Police were interviewing her neighbours, the officer said, adding that no suicide note was found. "We suspect she hung herself at her home" late on Monday, a police official told AFP, saying that her body has been sent for a post mortem. Khan, who was born in New York before moving to London and then Mumbai, made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with the controversial film "Nishabd" (No words), playing the role of a teenager in love with her best friend´s much older father, played by Bachchan. The movie received average reviews because of its provocative storyline but Khan was praised for her bold acting. Khan, who changed her name from Nafisa Khan, went on to star alongside actor Aamir Khan in "Ghajini", a box-office hit. India´s film industry reacted with shock and sadness to the news, with actress Sonam Kapoor, a contemporary, tweeting: "Rip Jiah khan. Terrible tragedy.. Very very shocking and disturbing news." "Nobody should be in so much pain and a state of such hopelessness. I hope her soul finds some respite in death. #ripjiahkhan." Bachchan, when contacted by AFP on Tuesday, only said: "Shocked and disturbed." Actress Bipasha Basu tweeted: "#Rip Jiah Khan!God bless her soul!" Khan´s latest film "Housefull" was a comedy released in 2010, which also starred Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone. Nnnn


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