After a heated argument with the ruling coalition, the CPN-UML on Monday evening poured cold water on the prime minister’s efforts to seek consensus on a constitution amendment proposal, and now it is warming up to go on the offensive.
Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato, an influential face in the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha which is planning to launch a fresh round of protests, said on Wednesday that there were no plans to enforce “another blockade” on the border.
Some patients in Ramechhap are suspected to be infected with H1N1, the virus that causes the influenza popularly known as swine flu. The number of patients showing flu-like symptoms has surged in the past two weeks.
The Tharu Lawmakers’ Unified Struggle Committee (TLUSC), Tharu Kalyankari Sabha and the Tharuhat Joint Struggle Committee on Monday announced additional protest programmes to press their demand for a Tharuhat/Tharuwan province.