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3 held for Janaki temple vandalism during prez visit

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JANAKPUR — Police have arrested three persons on Monday for their alleged involvement in vandalizing the Janaki Temple during the President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s visit to the shrine on Wednesday.

The arrested were Sita Sharan Mandal, Rahul Kumar Raut and Ritesh Kumar Raut. Similarly Dhanusha District Police chief Ram Dutta Joshi informed that they were searching for other people involved in the incident.

Police have intensified search for the culprits soon after the Council of Ministers’ meeting held on Sunday decided to take action against those involved in the vandalism.

The United Democratic Madhesi Front cadres on Wednesday had vandalised the historic temple protesting the President’s visit. The Head of the State, however, had visited the Temple to observe the Vivaha Panchami Mahotsav.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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