NWSC staffers’ memo

KATHMANDU: The Joint Struggle Committee of the Nepal Water Supply Corporation (NWSC) Employees’ Association on Sunday gave memorandums to various political parties asking them to support their “agitation against privatisation of the corporation”. A delegation met CPN-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal and joint-general-secretary of NC-D Bimalendra Nidhi and briefed them about the possible impact of privatisation. They also handed over memorandums to NC office and Prime Ministers’ Office. — HNS

CoAS’s briefing

KATHMANDU: The House of Representatives’ Nagarkot and Belbari Massacre Parliamentary Probe Committee at its meeting on Sunday acquired information about the two incidents from the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rukmangat Katwal. The meeting also decided to request the Home Ministry to ensure that the then Home Minister Kamal Thapa is present at the panel’s next meeting on January 11. It has summoned him to inquire about incidents that took place during his tenure as the Home Minister. The Chief Secretary has also been asked to attend the committee’s meeting on January 11. — RSS

‘No foreign pressure’

Tanahun: NC general secretary Ram Chandra Poudel on Sunday said that the sense of fear and terror among rural people is lessening. Answering the queries of journalists, Poudel said: “There is no foreign pressure on NC to give continuity to the monarchy. The issue of monarchy will be decided by the first meeting of the constituent assembly.” — HNS