Normal life across the country including Kathmandu Valley has been affected due to the general strike called by 30-party alliance led by CPN-Maoist on Sunday.
Markets, schools, colleges, business enterprises have remained closed due to the general strike.
A few motorcycles, private vehicles and emergency means of vehicles including ambulances, vehicles belonging to the Press and diplomatic missions are plying on the road.
A group of CPN-M cadres clashed with police in Ratnapark area this morning. The clash ensued as police tried to arrest the CPN-M cadres who allegedly threatened people to shut their shops down.
Likewise, police have arrested six cadres of Terai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) from Babarmahal area this morning. TMDP cadres were also clashed with the police as the police tried to nab them.
Meanwhile, a group of banda enforcers have misbehaved with journalist Rishi Dhamala. He was assaulted on his way to his Putalisadak-based office after concluding a program at Nepali Bani Network this morning. His car, Ba 5 Cha 4778, was vandalized in the incident.