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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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