Thapa’s Delhi meeting

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa on Wednesday met national security advisor MK Narayanan and his predecessor

Brajesh Mishra separately. Thapa, who underwent a heart surgery in 1989, is currently in the Indian capital for a routine health check up. He

discussed with Narayanan and Mishra Nepal's peace process, according to his son Sunil, who was privy to both the meetings. Thapa is said to have told the Indian leaders that political consensus not merely among the major political parties but all the stakeholders of the Constituent Assembly was the best way to bring the peace process to a logical end. Narayanan told Thapa that a politically stable Nepal was in the interest of India and the entire South Asian region. The former PM is scheduled to meet Indian Prime

Minister Dr Man Mohan Singh,

Minister of External Affairs SM Krishna and former PM IK Gujral on Thursday. — HNS

Child labourers freed

MAHENDRANAGAR: RUDUK Kanchhanpur, an NGO working for the welfare of children, has freed 104 children, who had been working

under exploitative conditions in various hotels, restaurants and homes in the district. The miners had been working in hotels and houses. RUDUK Kanchhanpur has assured free education to the freed children, who have joined school. The children have been provided school uniform and bags free of cost. The clothes were donated by ILO and Nepal Trade Union Congress.— HNS