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Constitution promulgation historical achievement: Bhattarai

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BARDIBAS —New Force Nepal Coordinator and Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the promulgation of new constitution through the Constituent Assembly (CA) was a historical and unprecedented achievement of Nepal.

Addressing an interaction organized at Bardibas of Mahottari on Monday, Dr Bhattarai made it clear that failure to internalize the achievement would undermine the value of democratic movement.

With the proclamation of the new constitution the country has ushered into the phase of economic development and prosperity, he said.

The former Prime Minister also noted that he took the move realizing the need of new force in politics to wage struggle for economic development and prosperity.

He appealed to the Madhesi parties – which are again preparing for next round of agitation – to lead the movement for economic prosperity in Madhes which he said was socially, politically and economically battered most due to past blockade and strike

Dr Bhatatrai asserted that the mutual dialogue could address the demand of more political rights in the constitution and delineation of provincial boundaries.

He called for the government and Madhesi parties to adopt flexible approach to find an agreeable point.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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