Students’ ire at news item

Charikot, December 11:

The students in Dolakha district organised a protest rally today against a news report ‘Is Dolakha Nepal’s Bihar?’ published on the ‘Jana Astha” weekly in December 10 issue.

The students since early morning burnt effigy and tyres on the road and shut down the market till 11:00 am. Protesting the views on the article, the agitating students torched the effigy of the president of the FNJ Dolakha chapter and Kantipur correspondent, Rajendra Manandhar. The student organisations, in a press release today, demanded apology from the weekly for flouting all norms of journalism.