Revise treaties: NRC :

Kathmandu: Parliament’s Natural Resources Committee members are for revising the treaties signed with India on hydropower and irrigation projects. “The treaties should be revised and a new one be signed after the seven political parties reach an agreement. The issue cannot be resolved at secretary level,” said MP Ananda Pokhrel, an NRC member, which consulted the secretaries of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Water Resources on Tuesday on the issue of Gandak Project. — HNS

ANNFSU meet today :

NARAYANGARH: The 17th national convention of the CPN-Marxist-Leninist-affiliated All Nepal National Free Students’ Union is scheduled to start from Wednesday in Bharatpur, Chitwan. Preparations for the grand opening of the convention are complete, the convention management committee told a press conference organised on Monday. This convention will focus on the issue of republic, said the coordinator of the management committee, Bhim Rai. — HNS

Maoists free two :

ILAM: Maoists on Tuesday released two persons — Maha Singh Limbu and Lalita Rai — whom they had abducted on July 31 and July 23 respectively on the charge of murdering a person. The duo had been taken under control for interrogation, a Maoist source said. Maoists had also taken under control one Asha B Rai, on the same charge, who was later found dead last week. “Six others, whom the party has taken under control on the charge of being involved in different murder cases are under our custody,” a Maoist leader said. — HNS

Man found dead :

HETAUDA: Fifty-year-old Krishna Ghimere of Banepa municipality-3 was found dead at a bus station at Manhari on Mahendra Highway on Tuesday evening. Ghimere had set out in search of his missing son, locals said. Ghimere, who was drunk before he died, had left a note to continue the search for his son. — HNS

Office gheraoed :

BHAIRAHAWA: Agitating transport workers on Tuesday gheraoed and padlocked the Bhairahawa customs office demanding that the officials release the vehicles the police had handed over to the customs office. They have also sought compensation. The Jeep Entrepreneurs’ Committee padlocked the customs office from 8 am to 12 noon on behalf of the Joint Struggle Committee and halted works there. — HNS

Hospital staff’s protest :

BHAIRAHAWA: Employees of the Universal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Bhairahawa, on Tuesday halted work for 90 minutes to press with their 18-point demands. Over 300 employees of the hospital went on strike from 9 to10:30 am, obstructing all but emergency services. Their demands include 60 per cent increase in salary, insurance, pension, 240 days’ study leave and permanent appointment for temporary employees, among others. — HNS