KATHMANDU — Traffic movement in the Capital has been affected due to an demonstration of the Federal Alliance that started this morning.
Hundreds of cadres of the Alliance had picketed Singha Darbar, the central government complex, this morning.
Cadres of 30 parties associated with the Alliance are protesting at Hanumansthan and Maitighar Mandala, the southeastern and southwestern points outside Singha Darbar respectively.
The agitators have demanded rewriting of the Constitution to incorporate their rights.
The Alliance leaders including Rajendra Mahato, Mahendra Yadav, Raj Kishor Yadav among others are staging the protest. However, security personnel are trying to ease the traffic movement in the area.
Earlier, the government had urged protesters to organise protests peacefully. Tarai-centric and ethnicity-based parties are protesting against the proposed delineation of the federal units.
4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs
SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.
Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.
The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.
The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.Follow @gorkhapost