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Madhesi Morcha announces new protest programs

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KATHMANDU — Agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) on Friday announced new protest programs charging that the government was taking the talks lightly.

The new protest programs include burning copies of the Constitution Amendment Bill, holding protest rallies and assemblies and obstructing representatives of the government including ministers and lawmakers from visiting Tarai districts.

The Front, however, maintained silence on if its border blockade program continued.

The Front held a meeting in Kathmandu today to review the protest programs and formulate new strategies and announced new programs after the Constitution Amendment Bill the government tabled at the Parliament.

The Front concluded that the talks turned irrelevant as the government did not have any clear view on demands of the protesting parties, said the press statement issued after the meeting adding that the Constitution Amendment Bill did not address concerns of Madhesis, Janajatis, Dalits, Tharus, Muslims and other agitating communities.

The Front has been protesting the new Constitution for over three months.

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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa narrowly escapes explosion at party rally

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HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped injury in an explosion on Saturday which has rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying the president was not hurt.

President Mnangagwa was whisked to a state house in Bulawayo, where he had been speaking ahead of next month’s historic election, the first since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down.

The explosion occurred as the president, accompanied by other politicians, was walking off the stage at the White City stadium after addressing thousands of supporters in advance of next month’s vote.

Mnangagwa, the 75-year-old leader of ZANU-PF, was not hurt and taken to safety, officials said. However, witnesses said several people were injured, including the Vice-President.

Several others including number security personnel, the wife of fellow Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, the environment minister and the deputy speaker of parliament also suffered wounds.

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