RUKUM, April 22: Rukum has strong association with the decade-long armed conflict. Hundreds of people were tortured and victimized during this period especially in the eastern part of the district. Inhabited mostly by the people of Magar community, most locals of Rukum(East) have country-made guns at their homes.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Following intelligence reports about the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party Nepal (CPN) possessing modern arms, the government has called for the submission of all illegal weapons to the authorities within 35 days.