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  • Saptari closed for the fourth consecutive day

    March 9, 2017: The indefinite banda or general strike called by the United Democratic Madhesi Front, Saptari continues to disturb daily life today. It is the fourth consecutive day that Saptari remains shut since four people including UDMF cadres were killed in a clash with police on Monday. Passenger vehicles plying from the district headquarters Rajbiraj to various destinations continue to remain off the road today as well. Transport service has also come to a halt in Bhardaha, Kanchanpur,...

    Banda affects life in Siraha

    March 8, 2017: Life in various parts of Siraha district has been affected by the general strike called by the United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) to protest the killings of protesters in Saptari on Monday. The UDMF cadres on the second day of the general shutdown today have been demonstrating by burning tyres in various parts of the district since morning. Major business hubs and markets, including Lahan Bazar, as well as education institutions and industries have remained closed...

    UML recommencing Mechi-Mahakali Campaign from tomorrow

    March 8, 2017: The CPN (UML) is to restart its Mechi-Mahakali Campaign from Hetaunda of Makwanpur tomorrow. The campaign got halted following the violent clash Monday at Rajbiraj of Saptari between the security personnel and the cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). Similarly, the party has scheduled a mass meeting and a motorcycle rally on March 11 in Chitwan as part of the campaign. The CPN (UML) Chitwan shared information about this through a press meet here today....

    NC President Deuba extends Women’s Day greetings

    March 8, 2017: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended his best wishes to all the Nepali women at home and abroad on the occasion of the 107th International Women’s Day that falls today. In a message issued today on the occasion, Deuba acknowledged the importance of women’s representation in the state organs at all level and capitalizing on their capabilities for the nation-building. Wishing all the Nepali women happiness, peace and prosperity, the NC President has...

    UDMF cadre injured in police firing dies, death toll climbs to four

    March 8, 2017: United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) cadre who sustained bullet injuries two days ago in police firing has died in course of treatment at the Dharan based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. The Front said that Birendra Mahato, 22, of Melath – 2 of Saptari, who was shot in the abdomen and admitted to ICU of the health institute, has died. On Monday, three UDMF cadres were killed after clashes broke out between the UDMF and...

    Protest deepens in Tarai

    March 7, 2017: Cadres and supporters of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) today intensified their demonstrations to protest the killings of UDMF cadres on Monday in police firing in Saptari. Hundreds of the protesters took to the streets and chanted slogans demanding compensation to the kin of the deceased, medical treatment to the injured, declaration of the deceased as martyrs and action against the guilty. They also encircled the District Administration Office and vandalised two government offices –...

    UDMF strike cripples normal life in Saptari

    March 7, 2017: The general strike enforced by the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) to protest the death of its cadres in police firing has virtually put the Saptari district in a lockdown. Transportation, factories, industries and educational institutes have been closed. The irate UDMF cadres took out demonstrations and burned tyres in Rajbiraj, the district headquarters along with the marketplaces in Bhardaha, Kanchanpur, Rupani and Kalyanpur from early morning hours. Three UDMF cadres were killed and two dozens...

    India’s Finance Minister returns home

    March 3, 2017: India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley returned home today. He had arrived here Thursday afternoon in connection to a two-day official visit at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bahadur Mahara. He had attended the ‘Nepal Investment Summit’ organized here since Thursday morning as a key note speaker. During his stay here, he had paid courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, separately on Thursday evening...

    RPP decides on cow as its election symbol

    March 3, 2017: The central committee meeting of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) held at party central office Dhumrabarahi in the capital today, has unanimously decided on the cow as the electoral symbol of the party, after a heated debate among leaders over the electoral symbol since long. The faction close to Pashupati Shamsher Rana and Prakash Chandra Lohani, who are from the former RPP, were retaining the plough as the electoral symbol, while those from the Kamal Thapa’s...

    PSHC to issue public notice on hearing of proposed ambassadors

    March 3, 2017: Parliamentary Special Hearing Committee (PSHC) will be issuing a ten-day notice on the individuals recommended for ambassadorial positions in 12 countries. The written protest and complaints can be lodged against the individuals with appropriate reasons and clarifications at the PSHC within the mentioned date. The government on February 20 had recommended the names of the individuals for the post in 12 countries and sent the name list to the committee for the hearing process. The Committee’s...

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