HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A Cabinet meeting on Friday decided to form a 14-member Directive Committee for Chure Conservation Programme, to be led by Vice-chairman of National Planning Commission. The meet has decided to receive Rs 4.64 billion assistance from the Asian Development Bank for urban development project. Finance Minister Barsa Man Pun said the tenure of Nabaraj Subedi-led taskforce to define martyrs and provide state honours to those killed during different movements has been extended by a month.
Held with hash
TAULIHAWA: Man Prasad Gharti of Baglung was held with two kg hashish near the Nepal-India border in Kapilvastu on Friday. Police have made Gharti public, along with the seized drug on Friday itself. Gharti, a migrant worker in India, was returning home with hashish. Meanwhile, police also destroyed a large cultivation of hemp in Kopawa VDC on Friday. They also seized about 60 litres of home-made liquor from two buses during a check in Krishnanagar. –– HNS
DHARAN: Central chairman of Federal Limbuwan State Council Kumar Lingden on Friday warned of bloodshed if nine districts east of Arun River were not included in Limbuwan state. Talking to mediapersons in Dharan, Lingden said that Maoist proposal of ten federal units was an to divide Limbuwan. “We shall launch stringent agitation to include nine districts east of Arun River in Limbuwan state.”
PALPA: Prakash Pokhrel (18) of Gulmi was killed and 16 others injured when a jeep fell off the road in Palpa on Friday. District Police Office said the incident occurred at Baughapokharathok, along the Tansen-Tamghas road section at 10 am. The injured are being treated at Lumbini Medical College.