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Qatar defiant as Saudi extends deadline to resolve Gulf rift

Qatar appeared defiant as Saudi Arabia and its allies on Monday extended a deadline for Doha to accept a series of demands to lift a de facto blockade.

Saudi Arabia insist no blockade on Qatar as Gulf crisis simmers

Saudi Arabia`s regional rival Iran called for a permanent mechanism in the Gulf to resolve issues such as the current crisis.

Rail services hit after protesters stage blockade in parts of West Bengal

Protesters blocked railway tracks at Nungi and Akra stations in Sealdah-Budgebudge South section disrupting movement of local trains.

Despite appeal, Manipur blockade continues

The United Naga Council (UNC) has rejected Manipur`s new Chief Minister N Biren Singh`s appeal to end the economic blockade of the state.

Saudi-led coalition denies Yemen `blockade`

The Saudi-led coalition denied Tuesday it had imposed a "blockade" on Yemen, saying instead that it was controlling access to the country to prevent pro-Iran rebels from obtaining arms.

Bodoland campaigners block highways in Assam

Several organisations led by the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) on Tuesday blocked national highways at several points in Assam to restart the movement for creation of a separate Bodo state.

Manipur's Moreh town on brink of starvation following blockade

Thousands of tourists, traders and local residents were stranded in Manipur's Moreh town, reeling under a severe shortage of essential food items and life-saving medicines, as a result of an indefinite highway blockade.

Teacher's death: Indefinite Imphal-Moreh highway bandh begins

Members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Thursday began an indefinite blockade of the Imphal-Moreh road here in protest against the alleged failure of the police to arrest the killers of school teacher T Haokip, police officials said.

Nepal's Madhesis call off blockade over charter

Nepal’s ethnic minority groups lifted a four-month-old blockade along a major trading point with India on Monday, saying it didn`t want ordinary people to suffer anymore, but vowed to carry on with its campaign against the new constitution.

Great dream of developing Nepal shattered by blockade: PM Oli

Nepal's Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Sunday said his "great dream" of developing the landlocked nation has been shattered by the blockade at the border trade points with India and the devastating April 29 earthquake.

Blockade against NHPC project

Construction work on the 2,000MW project at Gerukamukh has been stalled since December 2011.

Prachanda meets Chinese envoy, discusses blockade

Nepal's Maoist chief Prachanda on Saturday met Chinese ambassador Wu Xunthai and discussed the current political situation in the country including the hardships faced by the people due to blockade of a key border trade point with India.

Lift 'undeclared blockade' on border: Nepal to India

India should lift the "undeclared blockade" of a key border trade point with Nepal as the people are facing severe hardships due to scarcity of essential goods like fuel and cooking gas, a veteran politician said on Thursday.

Nepal imposes vehicle curbs amid fuel shortage due to blockade

Nepal on Sunday enforced an odd-even licence plate system for plying of vehicles on alternate days and asked international airlines to refuel planes abroad amid a fuel crisis due to the blockade of a key trade checkpoint with India by protesters opposing Nepal's new Constitution.