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Protesters, smugglers clash at Birgunj border point

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BIRGUNJ — Cadres of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front clashed with a group of alleged Indian smugglers on Wednesday at the Nepal-India border point in Birgunj.

The situation of Birgunj-Raxual border point is tense after the clash.

The clash occurred when protesters tried to prevent the stop the traders from bringing in goods from Raxual on foot.

At least four Morcha cadres were injured in the incident, police said. The group hurled four petrol bombs from the Indian side on the protesters on the Nepali side, due to which four protesters were injured.

There is a strong presence of Police to prevent further clashes among the protesters and local traders.

According SP Raj Babu Shrestha of Parsa District Police Office, a group of around 200 persons from Raxaul tried to supply various goods across the border and the protesting UDMF cadres tried to block them.

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PM Oli returns home

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home on Sunday after completing of a six-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China. PM Oli and his entourage landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu at 10:15.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Timilsina and Nepal Communist Party leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, among others, received PM Oli at TIA’s VVIP Lounge.

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Oli had left for China on Tuesday (June 19). He paid the official visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.

During his visit, PM Oli held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, among other Chinese leaders, and signed 14 agreements incluidng a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a railway link connecting Tibet with Kathmandu.

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