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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost
2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali
KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.
Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.
“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.
He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.
On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.
He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.
The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.Follow @gorkhapost