Normal life in the Eastern Region has been seriously affected due to a two-day banda called by the Limbuwan Joint Struggle Committee on Thursday.
The banda has been announced in nine districts in the region including Taplejung district.
Vehicular movement has come to a grinding halt and market places, industries and educational institutions have remained closed due to the strike.
The Committee has demanded that the nine districts be federated into a Limbuwan province.
Federal Limbuwan Party, CPN-Maoist, Social Democratic Party as well as other ethnic groups and organisations are in the Joint Struggle Committee.
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Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost