News Digest

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
News Digest

Jan 20, 2015-

Banda brings country to a halt

KATHMANDU: A nationwide shutdown enforced by the UCPN (Maoist)-led 30-party alliance and the CPN-Maoist brought the country to a halt on Tuesday, with many districts witnessing vandalism and arson. At least 30 vehicles were torched and vandalised across the country while the Capital witnessed 15 such incidents where even the press came under the attack of enraged activists.

Attacks on media condemned

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission, the Federation of Nepali Journalists and civil society organisations have expressed their concerns over attacks on journalists and arson on vehicles of various media houses. Issuing separate statements on Tuesday, they said the activities carried out by the protesting parties curtail freedom of expression.

Published: 21-01-2015 09:12

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