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Curfew in Bhardaha

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SAPTARI —

Local administration has clamped a curfew in Bhardaha of Saptari district as protest turned violent after the death of local Rajiv Raut in police firing dueing clash with demonstrators today morning.

Chief District Officer of Saptari, Birendra Kumar Yadav said curfew has been imposed in Bhardaha and surrounding areas from 4 pm Tuesday to 5 am on Wednesday.

The clash occurred between police and demonstrators on Monday night after the police tried to escort vehicles stranded in the East-West highway because of the banda called by Madhesi Front. Demonstrators continued their protests and turned savage while police charged and shot tear gas shells to control the protesters. Police opened 5 shots in the air and fired 25 rounds of tear gas shells.
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“The protesters pelted stones at the Traffic police post at Bhardaha, obstructed the vehicles and set fire on the police van by tossing petrol bomb. Then Police opened fire to take the circumstance under control,” said police.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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