Mahara meets Rohit

Kathmandu: The Maoists’ talks team headed by CPN-Maoists spokes-person Krishna Bahadur Mahara today held discussions with president of the Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party Narayan Man Bijukchhe ‘Rohit’ in Bhaktapur. Mahara insisted on the dissolution of the House, formation of an interim government through a political conference. Pointing that the House has been working to control the government, NWWP quoted Bijukchhe telling the Maoist leaders that House should not be dissolved unless an all-sector conference is held and an interim government formed. —HNS

11 hurt in mishap

DANG: Eleven workers of the Tripura Sundari Brick Kiln were injured when a bus (Ba 1 Pa 6359), belonging to the kiln, met with an accident on Thursday afternoon. The bus was heading for Tulsipur from Bhaktapur, when it skidded off the road into the Kutawa Khola. The injured are being treated in the Mahendra Hospital Ghorahi. Police have taken the driver of the bus in their custody, police said. — HNS

Deuba, Moriarty meet

KATHMANDU: US ambassador to Nepal, James F Moriarty, met Sher Bahadur Deuba, president of the Nepali Congress - Democratic and discussed about the current situation in Nepal on Thursday. The envoy had expressed their commitment to assist Nepal in favour of Nepali people and the Nepal’s government, a press release issued on Thursday said. — HNS

Fund for conservation

KATHMANDU: The World Wildlife Fund and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund announced a $5 million investment programme to pioneer new ways to conserve the immense natural wealth of the Eastern Himalayas region. A statement on Thursday said, the programme will provide grants for NGOs, CBOs and other sectors to help save the highest priority species, sites and landscapes for conservation in Bhutan, northeast India and Nepal. — HNS

Construction resumes

JUMLA: Construction works of the bridge over Ramghat river located in Jumla-Karnali highway has resumed. The construction work of the bridge, is considered crucial for over all development of Karnali zone, was halted from the past one year. Work has resumed smoothly after contractors, labourers and Maoists reached an understanding, Surkhet-Jumla Road Division Office said. — RSS

Tribute to martyr

PARBAT: A meeting was organised to pay tribute to Govindanath Sharma, the only martyr of the recent mass movement from Dhawalagiri Zone in the popular movement. The meet was organised in Pang VDC on Wednesday on the 30th day of his martyrdom. Speaking at the function organised by the Joint Village Peoples’ Mobilization Committee, Pang, the speakers expressed their views on the Sharma’s personality. — RSS

Factory reopens

SUNSARI: The optical factory located in Khanar of Sunsari district has started operating after a week-long closure. Earlier, the workers had forced to close the factory following a dispute between workers and the management resulting from cuts in payscale. The factory started operating after an undertstanding was reached between the two sides regarding the payscale. — RSS