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HQ row in Province 5: Dang people rally to pressure govt

- Post Report, DANG

Jan 17, 2018-People of Dang staged demonstrations in different parts of the district on Tuesday demanding that the district be declared the temporary capital of Province 5.

They organised rallies and gatherings at major market places and thoroughfares in Ghorahi, Tulsipur and Lamahi.

Transportation service came to a standstill while business establishments and educational institutions were shut throughout the day. In some places, demonstrators burnt tyres to disrupt the vehicular movement.

They demanded the government to make Dang the temporary capital of Province 5 in line with the proposal submitted by the Urban Development Ministry in the past.

Government bodies such as high court, provincial police unit and office of the state-level National Assembly election officer are located in Dang.

Province 1 dispute

DHANKUTA: Locals of Dhankuta picketed the Eastern Regional Administration Office on Tuesday, demanding that the district should be made the capital of Province 1. They have threatened to intensify the protest if their demand is not fulfilled. Dhankuta locals have been staging protests and demonstrations for state capitalhood for the past five weeks. Owing to the ongoing protest. Rajeshworman Singh, the regional administrator, has not showed up at the office in three weeks.

Published: 17-01-2018 08:03

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