Rizal to meet govt officials

KATHMANDU: Bhutanese Human Rights leader, Tek Nath Rizal, is preparing to meet government officials in the aftermath of the government giving him word, in exchange for breaking his hunger strike, to look into his demands. He said he will meet officials to receive refugee status and travel documents at the earliest. “Currently, I am taking rest and I will visit the officials after a week or so,” Rizal said on Monday. — HNS

NC-D calls all to join stir

KATHMANDU: President of the Nepali Congress-Democratic Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged all sections of the society to join the movement launched by the party demanding reinstatement of his government, starting April 16. Deuba said this in a meeting with various professional organisations, intellectuals and party workers on Monday at the party headquarters, Maharajgunj. In yet another programme on Monday, Deuba also said that his party would be ready for an all-party government provided his government was reinstated. — HNS

Maoists impose price hike

BAGLUNG: Maoists have raised the selling price of milk by two rupees a litre in the rural areas of the district, this was informed through a press statement signed by Chandra Bahadur Budha, the joint district committee of the Maoists on Monday. Chandra Budha further said the decision was taken to help the villagers earn more from selling milk. — HNS