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Normal Life Did Not Affected By Shutdown

KATHMANDU:  The Nepal Banda (shutdown) called by Biplav-led Communist Party of Nepal has no impact in the Kathmandu valley on Thursday.

Spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Office Ranipokhari, Shyam Lal Gyawali, said vehicular movement in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts is normal. The Metropolitan Police Office, Ranipokhari, looks after the security, and law and order in the Kathmandu valley.

Police said no untoward incidents have been reported within the Kathmandu valley so far. However, the impact of the nation-wide shutdown has been seen in several districts. Suspected improvised explosive devices have been found planted at some places in few districts outside Kathmandu. Incidents of arson attacks and vandalism have been reported from some districts, Nepal Police spokesman Uttam Raj Subedi said.

Very few vehicles are seen on the national highways and they almost appear deserted.

Published Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 05:28 PM

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