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Leftist alliance aligned students stage protest to protest the price hike of petroleum products.

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  Kathmandu, Nepal      January 02 2018

 
Kathmandu, Nepal: Student wings of different political parties, particularly the leftist alliance have staged a protest program in Kathmandu on Tuesday to protest against the price hike of petroleum products.
 
As the protesters burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, the police have intervened in the protest and fired two rounds of teargas shells to disperse the protestors. It is said that dozens of protesters including student leader Mahesh Bartaula injured in the police intervention. 
 
Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the state-owned oil monopoly, had hiked the price of petroleum products On January 1. With the recent increment decision on price of petrol will cost Rs 102 per liter, diesel and kerosene Rs 79 per liter and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) Rs 1375.