Bandh paralyses life nationwide

KATHMANDU: The nation-wide strike enforced by the CPN-Maoist has affected normal life across the country today.

JHAPA: The Nepal Banda general strike affected life in Jhapa district in the east of the country since the morning. Public transport vehicles did not operate on the East-West National Highway, the Mechi Highway and other branch roads in the district since the morning.

Meanwhile, a meeting of the Dialogue Group that was held in Birtamod of the district on Thursday agreed that the vehicles and motorcycles used in essential services would be allowed to operate without any hindrance. Similarly, it decided to allow the vehicles carrying students of schools and colleges to operate from 10 a.m. The meeting was convened with the objective of making the general strike less troublesome.

The meeting of the Dialogue Group was attended by the district representatives of different political parties, including the CPN-Maoist’s district in-charge, journalists and representatives of educational institutions.

CHITWAN: Normal life in Chitwan has been affected since the morning due to the Nepal Banda general strike enforced by the CPN-Maoist today. CPN-Maoist cadres are thronging at the streets enforcing the general strike.

The party cadres have gathered at Chaubiskothi in Bharatpur and at Pulchok Aanptari, Tandi Parsa and Bhandara in Narayangadh and holding demonstrations. Vehicles have stayed off the roads. The market, industries and factories remain closed.

SYANGJA: Life in major towns of the Syanga District has been hit since the morning today due to the general strike called by the CPN-Maoist. The Nepal Banda had its impact in the district headquarters, Putali Bazaar and other towns as Waling, Galyang, Banyatari and Bayarghari.

Schools and colleges as well as public transport remained closed in the district. CPN-Maoist cadres can be seen on the streets here enforcing the banda. The District Administration Office has also mobilized security personnel to prevent any untoward incidents during the banda.

HETAUNDA: People of the Makawanpur District woke up under double bandas this morning- the Nepal Banda general strike called by the CPN-Maoist and the district banda called by seven different student organizations demanding government to revoke its decision regarding price hike.

Public transport services, educational institutes, markets and factories remain closed due to the banda.

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