MAHOTTARI — Agitating cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front have picketed District Administration Office, Mahottari since early Monday morning.
Jaleshwor, the district headquarters of Mahottari district has remained tense because of the protest since the morning. Clashes have erupted on Monday after police tried to clear obstruction by cadres of UDMF.
The works at the office has been halted following protest by UDMF cadres forcing service seekers to return.
UDMF cadres had also barricaded the road to District Administration Office by placing cement pipes on the road.
Meanwhile, a 10-year-old boy Amit Chaudhary of Jaleshwor-4, who was returning home from the school, got injured in the clash. He received cut in his head and is being treated at Jaleshwor Hospital.
Marketplaces in Matihani, Gaushala, Samsi, Ramgopalpur, Pipara among others have remained closed today.Follow @gorkhapost
2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali
KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.
Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.
“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.
He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.
On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.
He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.
The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.Follow @gorkhapost