Connect with us

2 arrested for raping 14-year-old girls

Gorkha Post

Published

on

BHAKTAPUR — Police here have arrested two persons on the charge of raping two teenage girls in Bhaktapur.

The arrested have been identified as Sujan Gawacha (16) of Liwali in Bhaktapur Municipality-8 of Bhaktapur district and Milan Shrestha (16) of Ramechhap district currently residing in Liwali of the district.

According to police, the duo allegedly raped two 14-year-old girls of Inacho and Liwali of the district in the second storey of an abandoned three and a half storey building in Changunarayan Municipality-7 on Thursday.

After being informed of the incident on Friday, police arrested Gawacha and Shrestha on the same day and sent the girls to the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for the medical check-up, informed police.

Continue Reading

World

Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

Gorkha Post

Published

on

MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

Continue Reading

TOP PICKS