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8 media persons arrested for protesting at prohibited areas in Rautahat

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RAUTAHAT —

Police arrested eight media persons for organizing demonstrations inside prohibited areas in Rautahat on Friday. According to the police, they were arrested for protesting at precluded areas.

They were protesting against the seven federal provinces proposed in the new constitution.

The media persons have demanded that the government guarantee full press freedom and protect human rights. They have also urged the government to hold talks with the protesters at the earliest.
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It has been learned that they have been kept at the District Police Office, Rautahat.

Meanwhile, the Morcha cadres continued their demonstration against the proposed federal delineation in Biratnagar on Friday as well. People from the Khas community and other marginalised groups also joined the Morcha-led demonstration.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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