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Woman attacked with acid in Dang

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DANG — A woman was attacked with acid at Ghorahi, Dang on Thursday night.

According to a District Police Office, Dang, two unidentified persons have hurled an acid to a woman, identified as Rita Chaudhary, 32, of Ghorahi municipality-2 of the district.

Chaudhary has sustained chemical burns to the left side of her face and neck, informed DPO. Chaudhary has been taken to Kohalpur-based Teaching hospital after receiving primary treatment at Ghorahi-based Rapti Sub-resional Hospital.

The assailants are yet to be identified and a search is underway to nab the perpetrators, said District Police Chief SP Kuber Kathyat.

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Govt, transport entrepreneurs strike eight-point agreement

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KATHMANDU — The government and agitating transport entrepreneurs have stroked an eight-point agreement on Friday.

The government has also agreed to amend provisions of the new Criminal Code as demanded by the transport entrepreneurs.

With the agreement, the agitating transport entrepreneurs have called off their protest programs after the government agreed to address their demands.

Tanker transport entrepreneurs had been staging protest since Tuesday against provisions in the penal code, including 10-year imprisonment for accidents and life imprisonment for causing death.

Following the agreement, the ongoing fuel supply crisis is now expected to end.

The entire country has been facing short of fuel due to the disruption of fuel supply after tanker drivers went on a strike to press for their demands.

Earlier today, after nation wide fuel shortage, the Nepal Oil Corporation has decided to start rationing of fuel citing depleting stock due to inadequate supply of petroleum products.

According to the NOC, a two-wheeler will be allowed to purchase 5 liters of petrol and light four-wheeler vehicle will be allowed to purchase 15 liters of petrol.

Likwise, the state oil monopoly has urged the petrol pumps to sell maximum 50 liters diesel to short-route vehicles and maximum 100 liters to long-route vehicles.

The NOC has also urged the fuel stations to prioritise ambulances, school buses and government vehicles while selling the fuel.

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