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Nepal: Maoist general strike to conclude today; mass assembly after 12 noon

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The three-day nationwide general strike called by the Unified CPN (Maoist) is concluding today with a mass gathering in various places across the country including capital's New Baneshwar.

Maoist senior leaders including chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal will address the mass assembly at Baneshwar. Maoist leaders have said, the party will allow vehicular movements and the market to open after the assembly.

According to Maoist spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara, a standing committee meeting Wednesday morning will decide the programmes for next phase agitation.

The impact of bandh is seen throughout the country with vehicles off the road and markets and offices shut on Tuesday, too.

Demonstrators have gathered on the streets to impose the bandh, while public are seen walking on the streets to reach their destination.