Nepal Today

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

SHUTDOWN HITS MORANG AS WELL Kathmandu, 23 May:: The National Muslim Struggle Committee, Morang has enforced a general shutdown here today, calling for the immediate arrest of the culprits behind former Constituent Assembly (CA) member Sadrul Miyan Haque's Killing, RSS reports from Biratnagar.. The committee said that the bandh (shutdown) has been announced out of anger over the police administration not doing enough to track down Haque's murderers even three days after his gruesome killing. The market, factories, schools and colleges and transport are closed, at the committee's call. Life in town has been paralyzed due to the bandh. A torch rally was held in Biratnagar on Wednesday calling for making the bandh successful. Nnnn ALL PETROL PUMPS IN MECHI TO CLOSE DOWN INDEFINITELY Kathmandu, 23 May: All petrol pumps in Mechi Zone will remain closed from today [Thursday[, RSS reports from Kakadvitta.. All Nepal Petroleum Workers' Association announced the closure of Mechi Zone based petrol pumps after the Association and the petroleum dealers failed to reach an agreement regarding issuing the appointment letters to the workers. All the pumps will be closed until and unless the demands were addressed, said Dipak Baral, Coordinator at the Association. Nnnn 210KG HEMP RECOVERED IN MAKWANPUR Kathmandu, 23 May: Manahari Area Police have seized some seven sacks stuffed with 210 kilograms marijuana from Hetauda-Narayanghat road section this morning, said the District Police Office Makawanpur, RSS reports from Hetauda.. The members of the marijuana cartel abandoned the contraband and ran away towards the jungle after they saw the police patrol team, said police. Police have been mobilized to search for them in the nearby villages, said DSP Gupta Bahadur Shrestha at the District Police Office. Nnnn ONLY ONE TIGER TRAPPED IN PARSA RESERVE Kathmandu, 23 May: The cameras kept at various vantage points inside the wildlife reserve with an area of 400 square kilometers have captured the image of only one tiger so far, according to the Parsa Wildlife Reserve officials, RSS reports from Bara.. One hundred and twenty-four automatic cameras have been installed in the reserve, which borders with Bara, Parsa and Makwanpur districts, for counting tigers as part of the National Tiger Census 2012/013 that began on May 7. Four adult tigers were counted in the reserve in the census carried out five years ago. nnnn


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