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Bhattarai announces establishment of Naya Shakti Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has announced establishment of the Naya Shakti Nepal (New Force Nepal) as new political party under his leadership on Sunday amid a special ceremony held at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu.

Bhattarai also announced that the party would play an effective role as an alternative political force in presence of thousands of cadres.

Earlier, the party took out rallies from the different locations of the capital before the ceremony and apologized for inconveniences caused by it to the public.

Bhattarai also administered the oath to members of the party immediately after announcement of the establishment.

The party has said that over 100,000 of its members are taking en-masse oath as founding members in the ceremony today under the theme of ‘Economic Development, outlet for present Crisis.

On September 26 last year, Bhattarai had announced that he had severed ties with the then UCPN-Maoist claiming old political forces could not transform the nation into a prosperous one.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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