Maoists torture two

RAJBIRAJ: The Maoists, in a dispute over land, tortured siblings Tej Narayan Isar and Durga Nanda Isar of Kataiya VDC in Saptari on Saturday. The Isar brothers are undergoing treatment at the Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital in Rajbiraj. Maoist in-charge of Saptari Ramesh said: “We have no information of that yet.” However, NC-D’s Saptari unit condemned the attack on Isar brothers, saying they were the party’s active members. A report from Bara said the Maoists on Sunday freed one Ramji Paswan of Inarwasira in Bara whom they had taken under control on November 4 for carrying a homemade pistol. — HNS

Workers continue stir

LAMJUNG: Workers of the Mid-Marsyangdi hydro-electricity project continued their agitation on Sunday to press the management to meet their eight demands. Fifteen Nepali and foreign technicians of contractor company, DDC JVC, flew to the capital on Saturday, whereas 20 others flew to the capital on Sunday after the workers restricted vehicles to go outside the office. Police were deployed in the project site on Sunday. — HNS

All-party meet held

KATHMANDU: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) held an all-party meeting on Sunday to settle several contentious issues on several provisions of the Citizenship Laws Integration and Amendment Bill 2006. “We held an all-party meeting today to discuss some issues that need to be settled,” chairman of the committee, Hridaya Ram Thani told this daily. “We tried to reach consensus on several issues in the meeting,” Thani added. He also added that Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula is busy and the committee has delayed approval of the Bill. — HNS

Panel submits report

Kathmandu: A committee formed to study the aviation fuel surcharge hike submitted its recommendations to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Thursday. The ministry said it has started looking into the recommendations. “We have already received the recommendations but we are yet to take any decision regarding the aviation fuel surcharge hike,” said Yagya Prasad Gautam, joint secretary at Ministry. — HNS

Girl back in school

KATHMANDU: Sunita Lama resumed her school in Children’s Model School in Baluwatar from Sunday. Lama came in contact with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, on Saturday, though a document at Ward Police Office, Maharajgunj, said she was handed over to her aunt Shashi Lama and father Bhadra Bahadur Lama on November 13. — HNS