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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Indefinite curfew slapped on Jaleshwor with other details (BREAKING NEWS)

By Bhola B Rana

Kathmandu, 29 Jan: Local authorities slapped an indefinite curfew at Jaleshwor, district headquarters of Mohottari district Thursday from five in the late afternoon.
Protestors had been protesting for 13 consecutive days charging the Maoist-led government of trying to shift district headquarters to adjoining Bardibas in the same district.
At least a dozen persons were injured, including policemen who lobbed teargas shells to drive away protestors.
Offices of ruling Maoists and CPN-UML and a police outpost were destroyed in arson attacks.
Madesh Terai Loktantrik Party (MTLP) Thursday announced 25-day protests as party Chairman Mahanta Thakur charged PM Prachanda didn’t address Madesh concerns in his national address this week.
The party has called for a closure of all terai districts to push regional demands 27 February.
Meanwhile, PMPrachanda charhed ‘regressive forces’ in the south ere trying to isolate and ‘finish’ Maoists.
Prachanda said this at a meeting of the party in Bhaktapur to address southern concerns, Spokesman Dinanath Sharma said.


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