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On Eve of Nepal CA: Counterrevolution rears ugly head

Posted by Mike E on May 26, 2008

Lost_Artemio post this article from Nepal News. May 26 08

Twin blasts in front of BICC

Two bombs went off Monday afternoon in front of the Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC) at Naya Baneshwor, where the Constituent Assembly (CA) is to convene on Wednesday.

The blasts occurred simultaneously at the southern gate of the BICC at around 5:15 pm, but there was no human casualty or any damage of property.

Eyewitnesses said two persons on a motorbike hurled the explosives and scurried away.

Police said pamphlets found near the blast scene indicated that the blasts were carried out by a little-known Hindu fundamentalist outfit called Ranabir Sena.

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Rally bans imposed on Nepal capital

Posted by Mike E on May 26, 2008

From Nepal News — as people plan to rally (on the call of the Maoists) the existing government ordered a “security plan” for the capital.

The government has announced prohibitory order, to be effective from Monday, in some sensitive areas of the capital city, as part of its security plan for the landmark first sitting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) on Wednesday.

Areas where the prohibitory order has been imposed include the vicinities of Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC) in Naya Baneshwor, Singha Durbar, Narayanhiti royal palace and the road section stretching from TU Teaching Hospital to Narayangopal Chowk.

Rallies, public assembly and protest programmes will be banned in and around these places once the prohibitory order comes into effect. Roadside open-air stalls and shops on carts will also not be allowed, state-owned Radio Nepal said.

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