The BBC reports:
Authorities in Nepal have banned passengers from riding on the back of motorcycles in the capital Kathmandu for security reasons.If these guys are ready to do drive-by shootings, does the Nepalese government really expect them to obey a new law against carrying a passenger?
A government statement said that the country's Maoist rebels had been using motorcycles to launch attacks.
Some 12,000 people have died in the 10-year Maoist insurgency that is aimed at replacing Nepal's monarchy with a communist republic.
Pillion riding is already banned in other parts of the country.
The BBC's correspondent in Kathmandu says the latest security measure has come amid speculation that rebels could target government installations and security personnel in the capital.