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CoAS Chhettri receives Title of Honorary Indian General

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KATHMANDU — Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri on Wednesday received the title of honorary general of the Indian Army.

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has given the title of the title of honorary General of the Indian Army on Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, Rajendra Chhetri amid a special ceremony held at the President House in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Nepal and India have a long tradition of conferring each-other’s army chiefs with the honorary rank of general since 1950. After being appointed, the army chiefs visit each-other’s country to receive the honor.

General Chhetri had left for India on Monday to receive the title. He had held a series of meetings with top Indian  government and security officials on Tuesday, including Home and Defence ministers as well as National Security Adviser and chief of Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.

According to the Directorate of Nepali Army, CoAS Chhetri is scheduled to visit Indian Army War College based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

 

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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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