Protest rally held

KATHMANDU: Army and police personnel, who were forced to quit the job during the decade-long conflict, staged a rally in Kathmandu on Friday. The protest called by the National Struggle Committee of Conflict-hit Police and Army brought traffic movement to a

complete halt for two hours at Shankhadhar Park area. The rally was organised as part of the second phase of their protests. — HNS

Call to end strikes

KATHMANDU: Home Ministry has called upon all political parties, groups and people to immediately call off bandh, chakka jam and other protests that have been hindering

vehicular movement on the East-West highway for the past few days. Issuing a press release on Friday, the ministry said that such obstacles would serve no purpose but only paralyse normal life at a time when the government had already invited the protesters to talks. The ministry has also warned of strong action against the defiant and non-cooperative protesters. — HNS