ITAHARI — A regional security meeting has started at Itahari-based Baraha Brigade, Pakali, today in presence of Minister for Home Affairs, Shakti Bahadur Basnet.
Extensive discussion regarding overall security situation as well as that of eastern Nepal, and security measures to be adopted in future would be held in the meeting, it is learnt.
District-level reports regarding different issues including impact of the unannounced border blockade and inconvenience caused as a result of the Madhes agitation would be presented in the meeting.
Secretary at the Home Ministry Narayan Gopal Malegu, Inspector General of Police Upendra Kanta Aryal, Armed Police Force Inspector General Koshraj Onta, and Chief at the National Investigation Department Dilip Regmi are participating in the meeting.
Similarly, Regional Administrator Rajendra Nepal, Major General at the Nepal army Eastern Regional Headquarters Hari Bahadur Basnet, Eastern Regional Police Chief DIG Madhav Raj Joshi, chief district officers of Tarai and hilly districts of eastern Nepal, district chiefs of Nepal Police, Nepal army and APF and officers at National Investigation Department are also present in the meeting.
Country marking today as Black Day
KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.
Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.
Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.Follow @gorkhapost