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4 retired DIGs promoted to AIG

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KATHMANDU – The meeting of the Council of Ministers has promoted four retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) to the post of Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) on Friday.

Those promoted are DIG Bishworaj Shahi, Yadav Adhikari, Parshuram Khatri and Sushilwar Singh Thapa and they had retired one and a half year back.

The Supreme Court on September 24, 2014, a a week earlier to their retirement, had ordered the government to promote them to the post of AIG.

Though the SC order was challenged by the government, on December 18, 2015, Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha had upheld the apex court’s earlier decision and quashed the government’s review petition.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) was yet to comply with the Supreme Court directive, which had come in response to a writ petition filed by the four DIGs.

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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor

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RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.

The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.

Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.

Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.

Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.

During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.

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