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Banda enforcers torch taxi in Koteshwor

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KATHMANDU — The banda enforcers have torched a taxi in Koteshwor on Thursday morning.  According to SSP Sushil Bhandari, the banda enforcers torched the taxi,Ba 1 Jha 8206, stopping it on mid-way minutes after they got in. They had hired it to go to Kalanki from Koteshwor.

CPN-Maoists led by Netra Bikram Chand had called an across the nation banda today. Normal life in the Kathmandu Valley has been thrown out of gear due to banda.

Educational institutions, markets and shops pulled down their shutters from early morning, while public and private vehicles stayed off the roads.

Meanwhile, at least 21 persons have been arrested so far from various parts of the city for enforcing the banda, according to SP Pradyumna Karki of the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu.

Police have also nabbed two people with petrol bombs in Bhaktapur. They were forcing people to shut down their businesses.

According to SSP Bikram Singh Thapa,Kathmandu Police chief,  they have nabbed  Yogendra Kumal, chairman of All Nepal Revolutionary Trade Union and Bishnu Hari Adhikari from Kalitmati for allegedly coercing people to shut their businesses.

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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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