Curfew order lifted in BirgunjThe local administration has lifted curfew in Birgunj sub-metroplis on Wednesday, declaring that the area is not a riot zone anymore.
The local administration has lifted curfew in Birgunj sub-metroplis on Wednesday, declaring that the area is not a riot zone anymore.
The District Administration Office, Parsa, had imposed an indefinite curfew in the sub-metropolis since August 31. Six people were killed and around two dozen, including security personnel, have been injured since curfew was clamped in Birgunj.
Chief District Officer Keshav Raj Ghimire said that the decision was taken after thoroughly assessing the condition in the area.
However, the situation in the sub-metropolis is yet to be normal as Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha continues (SLMM) its protests. SLMM protesters have also continued their sit-in protest along the Raxaul border point.
In Morang, protesters on Wednesday vandalised an ambulance and severely beat the driver, Rabin Mandal, at Biratnagar-Rangeli section. SLMM protesters have also staged sit-in protest at the Rani Customs point and obstructed cargo trucks bound to enter the country.
Daily papers closed in Biratnagar
MORANG: Publication of daily newspapers has come to a halt in Biratnagar from Wednesday due to due to shortage of newsprint and fuel. Publications of Ujyalopatra, Udghosh, Janbidroha and Darshan and New Shristi, among others, have been shut down following the shortage of fuel.
The publication of Purbeli Sanskaran of Nagarik Daily has also been obstructed citing lack of printing papers due to obstruction at border points. The newspapers management has issued a joint statement to clarify the sitution.(With inputs from our local correspondents)