Plea for consensus

Kathmandu: Experts on Friday called on all political parties to rise above petty interests to take the peace process to a logical conclusion. Speaking at an interaction programme, experts urged the leaders to end inter-party conflicts by forging consensus to convert the dream of a ‘New Nepal’ into reality. Conflict analyst Dr Bishnu Raj Upreti said, “Indulgence in inter and intra-party conflict will do nothing but tarnish the image of the leaders in the public eyes.”— HNS

Talks inconclusive

Kathmandu: A meeting between the government and agitating teachers made little headway on Friday, scheduling another round of talks on Tuesday. Hom Kumar Thapa, vice president, NERF, said, “Federal affairs minister alone could not take a decision on our demands in the absence of other two ministers.” — HNS