BIRGUNJ — Industrialist Suresh Kedia was kidnapped by an armed group from Bariyarpur of Bara district on Thursday evening while he was heading for Birgunj from one of his industries in Gadhimai area of Bara.
Some three or four persons shot at and seriously injured his driver Shyam Sah Kanu before kidnapping the entrepreneur, according to police. They then took under control Kedia and taken to India on another vehicle.
Kedia is the operator of Parwanipur-based Birgunj Food Industry among many other industries in the region.
Driver Sah was rushed to the Birgunj-based Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital and undergoing treatment there. He had received the bullet on right temple and, hence, is critical, according to the hospital sources.Follow @gorkhapost
Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari
GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.
He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.
Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.
The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.