Protests in Kathmandu over rising fuel prices

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Kathmandu, June 11, 2008: Nepal has joined in the fuel price hike protests. Student activists burned tyres on roads and blocked traffic in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

But many Nepalis hope the unpopular hike will at least mean smoother supplies. Nepal Oil Corporation on Monday increased petrol and diesel prices by about a quarter to stem losses and help overcome a domestic fuel shortage.

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