Nepal Banda photos – protest by student wings of parties including ruling party

As announced earlier, 13 student wings of nine different political parties, including the ruling party, have forced-close the Kathmandu valley on January 25. There are no vehicles on the street and the businesses are also closed. The only vehicles allowed on the road are press vehicle, ambulance, and vehicles of foreign embassies.

The youth organizations have announced that they won’t even sit in negotiation table until the government takes back the recent price hike. Here are some of the scenes seen in Kathmandu streets:

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Price Hike – unnatural alliance between three media houses

Annapurna Post, Kantipur Publication’s Kantipur Daily and Republic Media’s Nagarik have reached into an agreement to increase the price of the Nepali dallies by 100%.  The dailies that cost Rs. 5 were priced double at Rs. 10 on December 14, 2011. On the surface, these three newspapers used to be considered rivals of each other.

In response, Kunda Dixit in his Twitter post, told, "Dead tree newspapers are dinosaurs, start reading them online and save the environment."

The longest notice about the price hike is published by Annapurna Post. Nagarik published the second longest and Kantipur published the shortest notice to explain why they have decided to hike the price. 

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