Indian Oil Corporation’s Raxaul depot resumed supplies after the obstruction by Nepali protesters was removed from the main Maitreyi’ (Friendship) Bridge connecting the two countries.
The announcement to end the border blockade comes ahead of Prime Minister K P Oli’s trip to India on February 19, the first overseas visit of the new Nepalese premier.
Residents on both sides set ablaze tents that were being used by UDMF activists to block vehicular traffic
Recently, Oli told a select group of journalists that “it would not be appropriate for him to visit India before lifting of the border blockade.”
Bhattarai began his politics parallel to his student life, first in Chandigarh and then at JNU in the decade between the early 70s and the early 80s, as a human rights activist.
Out of 75 districts, administrative units in the country, 22 fall in Tarai and the rest in the Hill and Mountain.
The new bill promises Madhesis, as well as members of other marginalised or impoverished communities, higher representation in government bodies on the basis of proportional inclusion.
Eyewitness account said the casualty figure might go higher as “no final and authentic version” has come out yet. One of the persons killed is a woman, police confirmed.
Gyanendra, who vacated the Narayan Hiti Royal Palace here in 2008, has been living in Nagarjuna Palace, a royal property situated 10 km north of Kathmandu.
There are speculations that the Maoists did not “hand over” their entire armoury when they joined the peace process, and a substantial part of it was “hidden” under the supervision of Biplab.
Senior human rights activist Krishna Pahadi was among the 36 rights activists arrested by the police.
India’s statement that the government’s ‘positive steps that will help create the basis for resolution of the current impasse in Nepal,” were welcomed.
What the president faced there was reminiscent of the treatment the orthodox Hindus of Kashi had meted out to Jagjivan Ram, in 1977 when he inaugurated a ceremony at the Sampurnananda Sanskrit University there.
Last week, Nepal’s anti-corruption body, dropped a bomb shell by summoning 29 people, mostly politicians and public post holders besides a journalist cum civil society leader, for investigation.
A petrol bomb was hurled at the temple premises immediately after Bhandari left due to which the stage and canopy caught fire.