Curfew continues in Jumla

JUMLA: The District Administration Office, Jumla, has clamped a curfew till 5 pm today in the district headquarters.

The administration enforced the curfew to prevent the clashes between the Nepali Congress and CPN-Maoist cadres that ensued over a petty issue between the CPN-M cadre Manoj Budhathoki Magar and NC cadre Ghanshayam on June 8.

Similarly, talks between the agitating parties and officials held last night also made no headway. The talks were initiated by the Federation of Nepali Journalist Jumla chapter.

The talks ended inconclusively after the CPN-Maoist refused to sit for talks as its two members of talks team were arrested by the police, said former lawmaker Naresh Bhandari.