KATHMANDU, June 9: Raj Kumar Rai, who is from Halesi, Khotang was a helper at a flower shop near Pashupatinath temple when he and his wife Kumari were taken to Manav Sewa Ashram, Gongabu for rehabilitation. Since both of them were of sound mind, they were asked if they would like to serve at the ashram.
SIRAHA, June 18: There was a time when Jhija and Akaura villages in Siraha were notorious as a haven for dacoits. Robbers and dacoits here were so powerful that even security personnel would not dare to enter the villages. Among the 400 households in the two villages, 135 households of ‘Paswan’ community would identify themselves as dacoits without hesitation. But in 1980 things changed.