Nepalese police detain Tibetan exiles near Chinese border

Nepalese police detained about 30 Tibetan exiles heading toward the Chinese border to protest Monday, officials said. The chief government administrator in the area near the Nepal-China border said the Tibetans were detained in Jalbire village, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) north of the capital, Katmandu. The official, Kailash Nath Kharel, said the detained Tibetans have been transported back to Katmandu. "We suspect they were planning to protest near the border because the group was marching through the mountain trail avoiding the main road," Kharel said, adding that the Tibetans did not get a chance to demonstrate.