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Maoist Center forms 1,099-member Central Committee

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KATHMANDU — The CPN (Maoist Center) announced a 1099-member Central Committee on Thursday.

A Politburo meeting held today at the party headquarters in Paris Danda made the decision to that effect, according to CPN (Maoist Center) Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal

The size of the committee is against the decision of earlier Central Committee and Unity Convention.

The recently unified party has earlier had decided to form a 699-member Central Committee.

Remaining 100 central members is yet to be finalized as some leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist and Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Nepal might join the party, Bhusal said.

The party has also decided to form a 255-member Politburo and an 85-member Standing Committee.

Earlier on Wednesday, a task force formed to suggest size of various committees had recommended to from a 75-member Standing Committee and a 241-member Politburo.

The party was established after unification of 10 Maoist parties and factions on May 19.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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