KATHMANDU —United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) leaders left Kathmandu for political discussions with Indian government at 8 am on Sunday.
Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, Upendra Yadav and Chairman of Tarai-Madhes Democratic Party, Mahantha Thakur left today for New Delhi.
The leader team joined by a female leader entered the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 7:15 am.
Two other leaders of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have already reached the Indian capital. Chairman of Sadhbhawana Party Rajendra Mahato and Chairman of Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party Mahendra Yadav left for the Indian capital from Patna, Bihar the last night.
Top leaders of UDMF who are visiting New Delhi, India on Sunday on an invitation of Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, are scheduled to stay today at Taj Hotel.
The leaders will meet Indian National Congress leader Karan Singh at 4 pm and discuss Madhes turmoil and blockade. After the meeting, UDMF leaders will meet Nation Congress Party pioneer DP Tripathi at 5.30 pm.
Front leaders will then meet Indian Minister for External Affair Sushma Swaraj at 7.30 pm. In the meeting with Swaraj, the leaders will brief on Madhes disturbance, sources said.Follow @gorkhapost
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