Strike Shuts Down Schools, Markets and Transport in NepalĀ 

June 9, 2016 11:46 am

A general strike called by a small communist party demanding that the government release its supporters detained after previous protests shut down schools, markets and transportation inNepal on Thursday. Police said 28 more supporters of the Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) were arrested as they attempted to enforce the strike forcing...

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Ethnic Protesters in Nepal Withdraw Border Blockade, Strike

February 9, 2016 6:12 am

The main ethnic group that’s been protesting for months over Nepal’s new constitution is ending its border blockade and general strike, bringing relief to the Himalayan nation severely short of fuel, medicine and other supplies. The United Democratic Madhesi Front said in a statement Monday it would continue its protests...

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