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Civil servants’ Trade Union election begins

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KATHMANDU — The election of the civil servants’ trade union started from 9:00 am Wednesday.

Chief Election Officer Geeta Prasad Timilsina shared information about this to the RSS.

A total of 129 polling stations have been set up at 117 locations in all 75 districts across the country. Around 1,600 employees and 1,200 security personnel have been mobilised to conduct the elections.

Civil servants above the officer-level and those heading the offices are not allowed to take part in the voting.

Various trade unions within the civil service are taking part in the election held to choose an authentic trade union in bureaucracy.

The voting will run until 17:00 pm today.

It may be noted that the government announced a public holiday for civil servants today in view of the trade union election.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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