Maoists loot paddy

NAWLPARASI: The Maoists on Tuesday looted paddy from the ancestral house of former chairman of the Royal Council Standing Committee Keshar Jung Rayamajhi here. A dozen Maoists looted a vast quantity of paddy from Rayamajhi’s house at Kumarwarti VDC-1, DSP Krishna Tiwari said. Maoist district secretary Chinak Kurmi admitted that they took Rayamajhi’s paddy. — HNS

Agreement hailed

KATHMANDU: Canada has welcomed the historic agreement reached between the seven-party-alliance and the Maoists. A statement issued by Peter MacKay, minister of foreign affairs and minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on Wednesday said: “This agreement on crucial security and political arrangements prepares the way toward a sustainable peace in Nepal.” “Canada congratulates the negotiating parties and encourages them to continue to work towards the successful implementation of the agreement’s provisions,” the statement said. — HNS

Report submitted

KATHMANDU: The Cease-fire Code of Conduct National Monitoring Committee has submitted its report to both negotiating teams of the government and Maoists on Wednesday. The information regarding this was disseminated at a press conference organised here on Wednesday by the Committee. The report has encompassed the events that occurred from September 11 to October 1. Releasing the report, Coordinator of the Committee Dr Birendra Prasad Mishra urged both sides to take the report seriously. Both sides should be sensitive enough to abide by the code of conduct, he said. The report has so far included 28 events. — RSS