HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Tarai Madhes Democratic Party’s student wing at Pokhara University, which had submitted a 15-point demand including quotas for Madhesi students, padlocked the university’s Kathmandu liaison office on Wednesday. Lal Babu Yadav, Chairman of Tarai Madhes Students’ Front Coordination Committee said they padlocked the office because their demand was not heeded. One key demand is quota for Madhesi students in scholarships and admissions. Yadav said indigenous Dalit students were getting quotas in Pokhara University but Madhesis were denied the same. Pokhara University Registrar Manav KC said they would hold talks with the student wing to resolve the problem.
Thief caught in the act
KATHMANDU: Local residents of Mahadevsthan- 7 caught a thief and handed him over to police on Tuesday. The thief has been identified as Ranjeet Chhetri of Makwanpur. According to police, Chhetri was caught while breaking into the house of Jayaram Rijal.
LALITPUR: Police arrested five suspects including Bhola Khadka (29) of Lalitpur, the alleged mastermind, as they were making a bid to extort money from Ghanashyam Thapa in Chalnakhel. They had threatened to kidnap and kill him unless he paid them a hefty amount. Police have also seized two motorcycles from them. Investigators said they were extorting money from the business community in the district.
Biker dies in accident
KATHMANDU: Janak Chapagain (18) of Birtamod, Jhapa died after the motorcycle he was riding on rammed into a concrete road divider in Tinkune on Tuesday. The incident occurred at around 6:30 pm. He was taken to TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj where doctors pronounced him dead.
Rs five lakh stolen
KATHMANDU: Unidentified persons stole Rs 580,000 from Raju Bhandari of Dhading, in Thapathali on Tuesday. According to a complaint lodged with police, he was talking on the mobile phone in front of the telephone recharge card wholesale shop of Jayaram Gautam. He had placed a handbag containing the cash on a table. When he checked the bag, he found that the money he had kept had been stolen. Police said three suspects were held for interrogation into the incident.
148 accident deaths
KATHMANDU: A total of 148 persons died in 8,946 accidents in Kathmandu Valley in the fiscal year 2011/12. Of them, 102 were men, 32 women, and 14 children, according to a report provided by the Metropolitan Police Division. Meanwhile, the Division collected Rs 113.19 million revenue in fines slapped on 26,247 vehicle owners last year. The revenue collection upped as police launched a campaign against drinking and driving and charged Rs. 1,000 in fine.