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Congress concerned over recalling of ambassador

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, today at the parliamentary meeting expressed concern that the government has recalled Nepali Ambassador to India.

NC lawmaker, Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, said the government’s decision to recall Nepali Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, was wrong.

Mahat asked the government to clarify the reasons it presented to recall the ambassador.

He said the government had accused the ambassador of engaging to change the government. He added that the subject relating to the change of government was related to the sovereign parliament and that it was fully wrong to internationalize the issue by linking it up with an ambassador.

Mahat further drew the attention of the government towards the impact such irresponsible, immature and vengeful decision; a subject of minor issue being internationalized would have on the relations between the two countries.

He also drew the government’s attention towards a fracas emanating in the national and international communities in relation to the Ncell.

Lawmaker Mahat said that government should make it clear why it was promoting the trend of evading tax without fulfilling the state’s responsibility.

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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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