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12 arrested for anti-election activities

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ACHHAM — Police have arrested at least 12 persons on the charge of indulging in anti-election activities in Accham.

They were arrested from various parts of the district in a police crackdown in the lead up to the near-coming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

Those arrested belong to the Communist Party of Nepal (Biplav) that has been carrying out activities to disturb the election, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Dadhiram Neupane.

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However, the police have not revealed any details about them.

“Investigation is underway, we will make the details public only after it is over,” DSP Neupane said.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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