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Congress decides to support Maoist Center to form new govt

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress (NC) Wednesday has decided to support CPN (Maoist Center) for forming of the new government.

The biggest party in the parliament has formally endorsed the seven-point agreement that its leader, Sher Bahadur Deuba, forged with CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal to form a new coalition government.

A meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the party held at Parliament Building on Wednesday decided to that impact. The meeting decided to lean support to Pushpa Kamal Dahal as the candidate for new prime minister.

At the beginning of the meeting, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba had read aloud the deal reached with the CPN (Maoist Center) and had requested the CWC to endorse it.

The meeting has also decided to file a no- confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

It is learnt that as per an understanding between the two leaders Maoist Chairman Dahal would lead the coalition government for now, and Deuba would succeed to him after some months.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

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

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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