Shortages of Gasoline and Medicine

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Meanwhile the Washington Times report the following:

Nepal warned on Friday that shortages of gasoline and medicine would be severe soon as supply trucks from India stopped during protests at border crossings by hundreds of people angry about Nepal’s new constitution.

Acting Nepalese Foreign Minister Khagraj Adhikari called Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae and inquired about obstructions at the border, said Deepak Adhikari, a ministry spokesman.

The Indian foreign ministry in New Delhi denied there was any hurdle on its side and blamed protests inside Nepal for the disrupted movement of oil tankers and trucks loaded with medicine, sugar, salt, food and cooking gas cylinders.

The small Himalayan nation depends heavily on supplies from its giant neighbor.

While many in Nepal cheered the constitution that was adopted Sunday, some ethnic groups object to the territory or boundaries of the seven federal states, or want more government representation, and other protesters want…

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