Maoist interaction :

RASUWA: An interaction for officer-level staffers of the district-level government and corporation offices on role of the Maoist party in peace talks was organised here. The interaction focussed on the Maoists’ commitment to multi-party competition and human rights, establishment of a federal loktantrik republic, people’s liberation army (PLA) and weapons management, interrelation of the interim constitution, interim legislature and the interim government and works of the government offices. CPN-Maoist District People’s Government Chief, Prem Bahadur Tamang, called on all to cooperate in the establishment of a federal republic. Nepali Army battalion commander Surya Sen Thakuri said the army will not be a hindrance to the rebels. — RSS

Maoists nab dacoits :

BARA: Maoists on Sunday took into custody six persons on charges of being involved in a robbery case at Bara’s Batara VDC on Saturday. Maoist Area No 6 in-charge, Ranjit, said those taken into custody are Rajesh Mukhiya Bin, Shiv Pujan, Chokat Hajara, Santosh Mukhiya, Radhan Mahato and Binod Thakur Lohar. Two home-made pistols were also confiscated from them, he said. — HNS

Jailbirds call off fast :

LALITPUR: Five inmates of the Nakkhu jail on Sunday ended their fast-unto-death in presence of Lalitpur CDO, Ananda Raj Pokhrel, under secretary of the Home Ministry, Sudhir Kumar Shah, and human rights activists. The inmates were protesting since September 6 seeking amnesty for all prisoners. — HNS

Maoists’ spadework :

Bhairahawa: Armed with spades and shovels, Maoists here have now taken to development works. The Maoist People’s Liberation Army has joined hands with locals for the construction of a 4km road from Nawalparasi’s Mahendra Highway to Sunwal Ramawapur. Nawalparasi district Maoist in-charge Tanka Mani said the construction is meant to pay tribute to four comrades of his group killed in a clash with security forces. — HNS