Darjeeling boarding schools extend vacation for indefinite period

Darjeeling: The boarding schools of Darjeeling, which were scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, have extended their vacation due to the indefinite shutdown in the Hills. The vacation had begun on 23 June. “We have decided to extend the vacation as the shutdown is going on. We have not given any time-frame as to when the…

Nepal police arrest 162 maoists over nationwide strike

KATHMANDU: Police arrested 162 members of a Maoist splinter group across Nepal on Thursday (Jun 9) for vandalising vehicles and injuring two in a petrol bomb attack while trying to enforce a nationwide strike. The protesters called on factories, schools and public transport to shut down across the Himalayan nation as they demanded the release…