Maoist faction's bandh throws life out of gear in Valley

KATHMANDU: Normal life in the Kathmandu Valley has been thrown out of gear due to a nationwide bandh imposed by the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist on Thursday.

Educational institutions, markets and shops pulled down their shutters from early morning, while public and private vehicles stayed off the roads.

Police said that they have arrested 28 bandh enforcers from Kathmandu, 14 from Lalitpur and three from Bhaktapur.

Chand-led Maoists had called a nationwide bandh today demanding release of its arrested cadres.