India assures support for development of Nepal railway

Kathmandu, Sept 25 : India will support the development of the railway service in Nepal, said Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Nepal Railway General Manager Yugeshwor Kapar on Monday met Lalu, who was in Jayanagar to inaugurate Jayanagar-Kolkata broad-gauge railway service.

Kapar sought support for construction of the proposed Jayanagar (India) to Bardibas (Nepal) railway.

New Delhi had assured the extension of Janakpur (Nepal)-Jayanagar(India) railway up to Bardibas in Nepal’s Mahottari District.

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.