Federal & Provincial Elections 2017

Election 2017: Nepal-India border crossings to be shut for 72 hours

- Khagendra Awasti, BAITADI

Nov 21, 2017-

Nepal-India border crossings would be shut for 72 hours ahead of the first phase of federal parliamentary and provincial assembly elections slated for November 26.

According to Baitadi District Administration Office, the border will be sealed form Friday morning till the evening of Sunday (Nov 26). The local authorities will shut the border crossings at Jhulaghat, southern banks of Mahakali River, Dattu and Joljibi border points. 

Local administration said that high caution has been adopted in border points connecting India in Baitadi and Darchula districts.

Chief District Officer at Baitadi Siddharaj Joshi, however, said that due consideration will be given to sick people and emergency movements during the border seal.

Alcohol banned until vote count

Local administration has declared Baitadi as alcohol-free zone from today till the completion of vote counting. The decision was taken considering the security situation.

CDO Joshi said that all the local authorities and police units have been made aware of the administration’s decision and instruction has been given to put stop on the selling and distribution of alcohol in the district.

Published: 21-11-2017 17:08

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