NC tea party

KATHMANDU: Over 5,000 guests are scheduled to attend the tea party to be hosted by the Nepali Congress on Saturday, according to the coordinator of the organising committee, Dr Ram Baran Yadav. The Nepali Congress party on Thursday held an informal discussion on making the reception a success. Dr Yadav said the tea-party that is organised every year during Dashain dates back to Bishweshor Prasad Koirala’s time when he started it under the policy of national reconciliation in 2033 BS. — HNS

Gandhi Jayanti

KALAIYA: Speakers participating in a talk programme organised by the Nepal-India Friendship Association, Bara, on Wednesday on the occasion of the 137 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, expressed the view that Gandhi set an inspiring example of how revolution can be made possible through non-violence. Noting that loktantra has been restored in Nepal through the peaceful people’s movement, they stressed that peace and non-violence are the need of the day. — RSS

Appeal for release

TULSIPUR: One Satya Narayan Chaudhari of Materia, Bela VDC, has appealed to human rights activists and journalists to seek the release of his daughter who is in Maoist custody. Maoists had abducted 13-year-old Smriti 11 days ago. In the appeal, Chaudhari has said the whereabouts of his daughter, a student of seventh grade in the Bela Secondary School in Materia, are still unknown. Meanwhile, the condition of another abducted, Balibhadra Rana, the former Mayor of Tribhuvannagar Municipality, is still unknown. — RSS

Traffic resumes

DHANGADHI: Traffic has resumed after 27 hours of strike at Gularia in Kailali district. Local people, enraged after the death of a passenger who fell from a bus, had halted vehicular movement demanding compensation of Rs 500,000 for his family. Police said Nanda Krishna Adhikari, 35, of Pathraiya VDC died after falling off the door of the bus. Transportation resumed after the group concerned agreed to provide a compensation of Rs 400,000 to the victim’s family. — RSS

Maoists, CDO meet

BAGLUNG: A member of the Maoist talks team, Dinanath Sharma and CDO, Krishna Prasad Lamsal, held a discussion on the return of the displaced people and smooth running of development activities. Sharma said the displaced should be treated as a political force and sought CDO Lamsal’s cooperation to solve problems in the district. — RSS