Situation in Chitwan on Saturday has tensed as supporters of Rabi Lamichhane have clashed with the police demanding the immediate release of Lamichhane. Police lathi-charged the protesters to take control of the situation as the mob pelted stones.
Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has said corruption rate was not rising but it was the activism of anti-corruption body CIAA that has debunked corruption cases. Minister Banskota also stressed on prompt service delivery to lower corruption. On another note, he suggested the entrepreneurs enhance their capacity to construct the project up to one billion rupees.
A youth alliance named ‘Independent Youth Group’ has staged protest in Chitwan on Saturday demanding justice for deceased journalist Salikram Pudasaini. The alliance demonstrated urging the administration not to be influenced during the investigation process following Friday’s demonstration by the supporters of Rabi Lamichhane.
Journalist Dayalsan Adhikari died while four others have sustained injuries in an accident in the district on Saturday morning. The jeep met with the accident along the East-West Highway in Kanchanrup Municipality-11 of the district. The team was heading to Biratnagar from Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi to take part in the investment summit.
Over a thousand Hong Kong school teachers braved thunderstorms on Saturday to start a weekend of anti-government demonstrations that some activists fear could see tougher police tactics on the city’s streets. Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement that enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong since China took it back from Britain in 1997.