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Yarsa picker shot dead in Mugu

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MUGU — A Yarsa picker was killed in an indiscriminate shooting by an unidentified armed group in course of collecting the prized herb in the alpine meadow in Mugu district on Tuesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Karma Nakhyal, 24, of Mangri, police said. The incident site is three days’ walk from the district headquarters.

Detailed report of the injured has yet to come as the incident site is in far-flung area where communication is also not accessible.

A group of at least a dozen armed people had indiscriminately opened fire when the Yarsa pickers were asleep in the night.

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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor

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RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.

The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.

Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.

Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.

Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.

During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.

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