NERF calls off protests

KATHMANDU: The agitating teachers affiliated to Nepal Educational Republican Forum (NERF), an affiliation of UCPN-Maoist, on Thursday called off all protest programmes to hold talks with the government. NERF decided to hold talks with the government by calling off all protest programmes, mediator Sudip Pathak said. NERF urged the government to create a favourable environment for the talks. NERF said that all the schools would resume from Friday.