Maoists' struggle plan

KATHMANDU: The secretariat of United National Peoples Movement of UCPN-M is scheduled to meet on Monday to devise the struggle plan."The secretariat will discuss on several issues including formation of district and state committees besides devising the struggle programme," said Amik Sherchan. Sherchan also said the central committee meeting would finalise the decisions made by the secretariat, on Tuesday. He informed that a state committee was already formed in Kavre under the leadership of Kaman Singh Lama. — HNS

Doleshwor committee

BHAKTAPUR: The third general convention of Doleshwor Temple Improvement Committee on Sunday formed a 13-member management committee. Bidhur Man Singh will lead as the president for the next two years. While Yagya Prasad Bhattarai, Kiran Thapa, Sekhar Thapa, Shree Ram Thapa and Ram Sundar Bake will serve as vice-president, secretary, joint secretary, treasurer and joint treasurer, respectively. Likewise, Atma Ram Thapa, Surya Bahadur Khaitu, Rameshwor Bohara, Bharat Bandhu Thapa and Bal Hari Chalise are the advisors. Doleshwor temple at Sipadol, Bhaktapur is believed to have links with Kedarnath in India. In a recent excavation by Jagadguru Shree 108 Bhimashanker, main priest of Kedarnath the holiness of the temple was revealed. — HNS

Landgren holds talks

KATHMANDU: UNMIN chief Karin Landgren on Sunday held separate talks with UCPN- Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and CPN- UML chairman Jhalanath Khanal. Landgren discussed issues related to ongoing peace process, discharge of disqualified combatants and minors from UN-monitored cantonments and current political stalemate in the country. The talks came a day before her scheduled visit to New York to brief the UN Security Council. Emerging out of the meetings, Landgren said the talks focused on taking the peace process to a pragmatic end, literally implementing the peace agreement and rehabilitating the disqualified combatants.—HNS