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Protests Against Fuel Prices in Nepal
Heiky | June 19, 2008 at 10:47 amby
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Thursday, June 19, 2008 (Kathmandu)
Students in Nepal blocked traffic and attacked the chief justice's car in Kathmandu on Thursday to protest sharp rises in the prices of gasoline, diesel and cooking fuel.
Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri was on his way to the Supreme Court when students, who had blocked several streets in the capital, hurled stones at his vehicle.
Police pushed back the protesters, and his guards safely removed him from the car. Giri was unhurt, but his vehicle was damaged.
Nepal Oil has struggled to pay to Indian Oil Corp. recently because of its financial troubles. Fuel imports have dropped off as a result. Here is a site with a compiled list of Fuel price News.
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