Books’ amendment

Kathmandu: The Curriculum Development Centre (CDC), Sanothimi, is planning to provide the new edition of text books with necessary amendments to all the schools from the next academic year as per the decision made by the government. However, the CDC has already sent the comprehensive booklet of teaching manual to all the district education offices and schools following a cabinet decision of July 7 so that they could teach as per changes demanded by the changed political situation in the country. —HNS

Woman freed

SINDHUPALCHOWK: Maoist set free a woman on Tuesday. Sarala Subedi, 16, an eleventh grader in Balsikshya School Khadichaur, was abducted last Tuesday when she was attending the Maoist programme. She was handed over to guardians in the presence of journalists at Sukute of Arniko Highway, said Maoists’ district secretary Subodh. — HNS

Talks programme

SARLAHI: General secretary of the Nepal Sadbhawana Party (Anandi Devi) Rajendra Mahato said that conspiracy has been hatched against constituent assembly. He said CA would decide the future of Madhesh and people. He was speaking at the Madheshi political activists conference organised by NSP(Anandi Devi) District Working Committee (Sarlahi) in Malangwa on Tuesday. Representatives of other six political parties also expressed their views on the occasion. — HNS

CPN-UM meet in Nov

Kathmandu: The Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist) on Tuesday decided to call its central committee meeting on November 12 -14 to end leadership crisis in the party following the resignation of top leaders — chairman Prabhu Narayan Chaudhari, who is the Minister for Land Reforms and Management and general-secretary Bishnu Bahadur Manandhar. The party will hold its central committee meeting on November 12 -14 and the meeting of national council will take place on November 15 -16, a statement issued here today said. — HNS

China silent

BEIJING: China refused to comment on Tuesday about the release of a video footage showing Chinese troops killing an unarmed Tibetan who was fleeing into Nepal, after earlier insisting the action was in self defence. “The competent authorities have already released information, I have no further information for you as a spokesperson of the foreign ministry,” Liu Jianchao told journalists at a regular briefing. China’s official Xinhua news agency admitted on Thursday last week that its soldiers killed one person and injured another near Mount Everest, but said they were acting in self-defence. — AFP

Disease claims one

SIRAHA: One Bishnu Dev Roy, 35, of Govindapur Malahanwa, Siraha, died of an unidentified disease on Monday. Locals here are terrified as symptoms of his death were similar to dengue. Roy, who had just returned from Punjab, India, died while taking to Bhagawanpur health post, said the District Public Health Office (DPHO), adding he was suffering from fever and diarrhoea. “Further investigation was affected when family members took his body. — HNS