Nepalese youth gather, to 'donate petrol' to the Indian Embassy which requested fuel supplies from Nepal Oil Corporation. AFP PHOTO
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Nepal issued a notice Thursday seeking suppliers to bring in fuel by air or by any other means to ease a shortage ahead of the biggest festival celebrated in the Himalayan nation.Nepal has been hit by fuel shortages since last month amid ethnic protests in the south and an unofficial blockade by India restricting the flow of oil tankers and trucks into the country.Nepal gets all its fuel supplies from India, and the blockade has caused disruptions in transportation and schools to shut down. Only a few tankers with gasoline and diesel have crossed into Nepal in the past two weeks.
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