UML meet concludes

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML’s ninth central committee meeting concluded on Sunday approving general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal’s political report that sets a “democratic republic” through an election for a constituent assembly as the party’s goal. The party’s apex body adopted a policy of dialogue, trasformation and understanding to bring the Maoists into political mainstream but it would not strike any alliance with them unless they gave up violence. — HNS

Three Maoists killed

KATHMANDU: At least three Maoists, including a District Committee Member (DCM) of the party were killed while five others were injured during the clash with the security forces that took place at Betali area of Sarlahi District on Saturday. According to the Ministry of Defence, Roshan Shrestha, DCM, was among the killed Maoists. — HNS