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7 women rescued from Jogbani

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MORANG — The Morang Police has rescued seven trafficked Nepali women from Jogbani Railway Station, the Nepal-India border in Morang district.

It is said that the women were being trafficked to the gulf countries by means of New Delhi of India for the sake of foreign job.

Police Inspector Ganga Poudel said that the rescued women aged 21 to 37 are originally from Chitwan, Sankhuwasabha, Udayapur and Sunsari districts.

Police said that they were rescued at 12:00 last midnight from the railway station in India based on a tip off when the women were being trafficked to gulf nations from the Indian capital New Delhi.

Meanwhile, the police has arrested Dhanapati Regmi, 48, of Madhumalla -7 in the district 12 years after he was charged of murdering Pabitra Kattel of the same location. Deputy Superintendent of Police Kamal Thapa said that a case was filed against Regmi for his alleged involvement in the killing of Kattel on January 8, 2004.

Regmi, who joined the people’s war after the murder charge, is a returnee migrant worker. Regmi is brought to Biratnagar after his arrest from the police. The District Court, Morang, had sentenced 20 years in prison to Regmi.

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World Bank to provide Rs 16 billion to 21 municipalities

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GALKOT- The World Bank is to invest tens of millions of rupees for the infrastructure development of Baglung Municipality.

Mayor of Baglung Municipality Janak Raj Poudel said that the WB is investing approximately Rs 16 billion in 21 municipalities throughout the country, including Baglung Municipality, through the Urban Administrative Capacity and Infrastructure Improvement Project II.

The Project organized a meeting some days back with mayors, deputy mayors, the chief administrative officers and engineers of the municipalities concerned and informed them about the local levels selected for the funding and the works to be carried out under the project.

According to mayor Poudel, four municipalities in Gandaki Province have been selected for the implementation of the project. These include Baglung Municipality in Baglung district, Vyas Municipality and Shukla Gandaki municipality in Tanahu district and Putalibazaar Municipality in Syangja district.

Poudel said each municipality will get between approximately Rs 700 million to Rs 800 million after the Project allocates the budget by preparing the indices.

The road taken as the ‘Ring Road’ of Baglung Municipality was constructed under the first phase of this Project. Mayor Poudel said that the municipality will spend the fund received from the Project in the ‘pride’ projects of the municipality.

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