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Nepali drivers return home feeling security threat

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LUMBINI —

Nepali drivers have been forced to return home country leaving their vehicles stranded after feeling insecure when the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) stopped Nepal-India border at Belhiya on the support of Indian side.

They came back to own country leaving their trucks and tankers stranded after the cadres of UDMF which has intensified border-based agitation manhandled some Nepali nationals in Indian land.

As many as 200 drivers who were queuing up their vehicles in Indian land returned Nepal with sense of insecurity. The Belhiya Area Police Office has informed that Nepali drivers in big numbers returned Nepal citing security reasons. “The vehicles and goods are not as much as important than our life”, the drivers said.
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According to Police Inspector at Belhiya Police Post Rabin Babu Regmi, the drivers coming back to Nepal had chanted slogans for some time. He further said the Belhiya point of Rupandehi has been stagnated for three days due to UDMF’s agitation.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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