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Four persons killed and many others injured in Police firing as agitating UDMF cadres clashed with Police in Saptari District: Four persons were killed and many others were injured in Police firing as agitating United Madhesi Democratic Front (UDMF) cadres clashed with Police along Bharadaha-Rupani road in Saptari District. Three UDMF cadres, identified as Birendra Ram (18), Nageshwor Yadav (28) and Shiva Shankar Das, were killed in Police firing on November 21, whereas critically injured local Dilip Sah (30) succumbed to bullet injuries on November 22Six UDMF cadres and 20 Police personnel were also injured in clashes. The Himalayan Times, November 23, 2015.

Present crisis facing the country would come to an end soon, says Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli speaking at a programme organized by the Reporters' Club in Kathmandu on November 13 said that the present crisis facing the country would come to an end soon. Explaining that the current situation of the nation is really problematic, Oli claimed "The government is effortful to integrate all with flexibility. It is trying to move the nation ahead in a united manner." hindustantimes, November 14, 2015.

Ongoing unrest in Madhes region would not be solved unless parties agreed to review boundaries of federal units, says Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Bijay Kumar Gachhadar, on November 11 said that the ongoing unrest in the Madhes region would not be solved unless the parties agreed to review boundaries of federal units. He, however, was hopeful that the Government would resume talks with the agitating parties with a concrete proposal on demarcation of the states, immediately after Tihar. The Himalayan Times, November 12, 2015.

Current crisis should end at earliest, President Bidya Devi Bhandari: Expressing her serious concern over the problems people are currently facing, President Bidya Devi Bhandari during a meeting with a delegation of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) at her office in Kathmandu on November 5, said that the current crisis should end at earliest. She said that there was an immediate need to ensure that all Nepali families have fuel to cook food and have smooth transpiration. For that, the parties should engage in dialogues with the protesting parties, the Head of the State suggested. The Himalayan Times, November 6, 2015.

45 UCPN-M leaders quit party en mess to join former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai political force: 45 leaders of Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) quit the party en mess on November 3 to join a campaign for forming a new political force led by former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. Though the leaders have not used the word resignation, Devendra Paudel, one of those who quit, said right after submitting their letter to the party that they are no longer associated with the UCPN-M. Republica, November 4, 2015.

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