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CoAS Chhetri inaugurates Kaligandaki corridor

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KASKI — Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri has inaugurated the 14 kilometer Kaligandaki Road Corridor that connects Malunga of Parbat and Takuri of Baglung on Wednesday.

CoAS Chhetri expressed joy happiness that the construction was completed on time. He said the NA would take up similar kinds of development projects in the days ahead as well while speaking at a function organised at Balewa of  Baglung,

According to engineer Reshmi Raj Bhattarai, they have targeted completion of the road construction along the corridor by next year.

With the construction of a 225 kilometer road from Gaindakot to Baglung and 190 kilometer road from Baglung to Korala along the corridor, they will be the shortest routes to connect India and China.

Religious sites, including Ridhi, Rudrabeni, Setibeni, Ranighat, Ramdi, Muktinath, Galeshwor, and Gupteshwor, among others, lie along the corridor.

The corridor will be a milestone in promoting places with religious, historical and tourism values in Dhaulagiri, Palpa and Gulmi districts.

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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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