Blast near Japanese Embassy in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Oct 1 : A bomb blast took place near the Japanese Embassy at Panipokhari, Kathmandu on Monday afternoon. However, no injury or casualty was reported.

Nepal Minister arrested for leading protest demonstration

Kathmandu, Sept 29 : Nepal police today arrested Minister for Industries, Commerce and Supplies Rajendra Mahato, who was leading a protest demonstration by his party here today.

Around 40 of the Mahato’s supporters were also arrested. They were protesting outside the Election Commission office against the EC decision not to recognise the dissident faction of Nepal Sadbhavana Party-Anandi Devi (NSP-A) led by him.

On Friday, the EC refused to recognise the Mahato-led NSP-A faction as the official NSP. Mahato-led faction split recently from the NSP-A.

Nepal Maoists begin agitation to disrupt Constituent Assembly polls

Kathmandu, Sept 22 : The Maoist cadres on Saturday launched their agitation to disrupt the Constituent Assembly elections slated for November 22.

As part of their campaign, Maoists staged demonstrations in front of the Village Development Committee's (VDC) and municipal offices across the country today.

The Maoists had warned to disrupt the Constituent Assembly elections earlier this week after the Interim Government turned down the Maoist demand to declare the Himalayan nation as a republic immediately.