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GMR Group's office attacked in Kathmandu

A Group Of Unidentified Men Today Hurled A Petrol Bomb At The Kathmandu-based Office Of Indian Infrastructure Major GMR Group, Which Is Developing Major Hydropower Projects In Nepal, Amid The Ongoing Madhesi Stir.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Jan 2016, 11:39:31 PM


A group of unidentified men today hurled a petrol bomb at the Kathmandu-based office of Indian infrastructure major GMR Group, which is developing major hydropower projects in Nepal, amid the ongoing Madhesi stir.

Additional Inspector General of Metropolitan Police Commissioners’ Office Pratap Singh Thapa said window panes of the building were shattered but there was no casualty, MyRepublica online reported.

The attack on the Chakupat-based office came amid a tense situation in the country over the protests by Madhesis over the country’s new Constitution.

Major Indian firms in Nepal have been hit by the ongoing blockade of key border trade points with India by Madhesis and the firms are struggling to export their products.

With the prolonged Madhesi agitation, subsidiaries of Indian companies such as Dabur, Unilever and ITC India have been operating below their capacity, face hurdles in exporting their products.

Madhesis, who have strong cultural and family bonds with Indian, have been protesting in the southern plains over their demands including re-demarcation of provinces, fixing of electoral constituencies on the basis of population and proportional representation.

So far 50 people have died in the four-month agitation.

The GMR Group is developing the Upper Karnali (900 MW) and Upper Marshyangdi (600 MW) hydropower projects in Nepal.

The Indian firm has already started preparatory works to develop Upper Karnali Hydropower Project after signing a Project Development Agreement with Investment Board Nepal.

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First Published : 05 Jan 2016, 11:37:00 PM