DAMAULI: Tanahun administration has gone on high alert to avert an outbreak of bird flu in the district. As part of preventive measures, a meeting of Bird Flu Control Coordination Committee of the district on Sunday in Damauli banned the supply of chickens in and out of the district, informed District Livestock Service Office Tanahun. According to CDO Shankar Prasad Kharel, they have also decided to ban supply of birds like ducks and pigeons from Chitwan and Dhading districts. A mobile team deployed by the livestock service office will regularly carry out monitoring.
Damak: A 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a group of four youths at a tea estate in Mechinagar, Jhapa on Friday evening. According to Basanta Rajaure, DSP at Area Police Office, Kakarvitta, the woman was taking a stroll with a male friend in the evening when the group overpowered both of them. The gang thrashed her friend and took her to a bush where they gang-raped her, police said. Yujen Bhujel, 19, Pradeep Rai, 23, and Santosh Mallik, 17, of Mechinagar have been arrested from West Bengal, India, while they were on the runt. DSP Rajaure said, “Police have intensified search for the fourth culprit.” The victim was sent to Mechi-Zonal Hospital for medical check-up.
Ilam VDC offices shut
Ilam: All VDC secretaries in Ilam have halted regular services from Sunday demanding the release of Bajho VDC secretary. VDC Secretary Welfare Protection Centre Ilam said in a statement that regular work at every VDC office across the district had been halted indefinitely. Police had arrested Bajho VDC Secretary Yagya Nidhi Paudel on the charge of recommending a married woman as unmarried for citizenship certificate, on Friday. Secretary Paudel, however, said he had issued a recommendation letter after she produced the required documents. After the woman received her citizenship certificate, her husband had moved the District Police Office seeking action against the VDC secretary for recommending his wife as single. Earlier, police had also arrested secretaries of Chulachuli and Nayabazaar VDCs. “We will not resume work at our respective offices until the arrested VDC secretaries are released,” Thapa said in a statement.