Pact on donation ban

DAMAULI: The all-party meeting presided over by Tanahu CDO Kasinath Marasini has decided not to let anyone collect donations forcibly, stage strikes, bandhs, chakkajams and sit-ins. The decision was made to facilitate the conduct of Constituent Assembly (CA) polls in a peaceful manner. The meeting also decided to facilitate the release of those detained by the Maoists, preserve natural resources and stop illegal trade of herbs, sand and stones and not to let anyone create obstacles in revenue collection, CDO Marasini said. — RSS

Fire in PLA camp

CHITWAN: Property worth Rs 4 lakhs was gutted in a fire that broke out at the Chainpur Bhutyaha-based sub-camp of the Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Chitwan district on Sunday evening. The fire was caused by an electrical short circuit in the A company office of the ninth battalion of the brigade, said commander Ashok of the Basu Memorial Brigade. “Some 50 ceiling fans, 150 mosquito nets, three television sets, uniforms of the PLA soldiers and other materials were burnt after the fire spread to four huts,” Ashok said. — HNS

Rights campaign

BIRATNAGAR: The Informal Sector Services Centre’s eastern regional office has assigned 35 facilitators to brief people in Morang district on Constituent Assembly and human rights. The facilitators were sent to all 65 VDCs in the district for a period of three months under the ‘Constituent Assembly and People’s Dialogue’ programme. — HNS

Goit calls for talks

Itahari: The Jaya Krishna Goit-led Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha has urged the government to create a conducive environment for talks. Speaking to journalists on Sunday, JTMM-Goit coordinator Jaya Krishna Goit said there was no option to talks and his party was ready to sit for talks if the government creates a conducive environment. — HNS