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Curfew in Bhardaha

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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.

“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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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.

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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.

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