Bandh ends at 5 pm
Life in the Kathmandu Valley and elsewhere has returned to normal with nationwide bandh (shutdown strike) called by the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist ending at 5 pm.
Vehicles have started plying on the road in Kathmandu including those leaving for the districts. The bandh organisers had announced beforehand that the bandh would end at 5 in the evening.
Normal life was badly affected during the bandh with both private and public vehicles remaining completely off the road while banks, schools and shops remained closed in the capital. The bandh, which was called in protest against the arrest of Maoist cadres accused of killing journalist Dekendra Thapa of Dailekh and the plans of major four parties to install a Chief Justice-led election government, had a similar impact in major towns across the country.
The bandh remained largely peaceful except for few incidents. There were reports of a few vehicles attacked in Kathmandu for defying the bandh. nepalnews.com