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CPN decides not to allocate major portfolio to leaders holding executive posts




KATHMANDU — The ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has decided not to allocate any major portfolio to the party leaders holding executive posts of the government in federal, provincial and local levels.

The party secretariat meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar on Thursday took this decision.

The decision would be effective to the ministers, parliamentary party leaders of the provincial assembly, federal parliament members, and chief whips of provincial assemblies, parliamentary committees’ presidents, coordination committee coordinators and deputy coordinators, chiefs and deputy chiefs of local levels.

The individuals holding the post of chairs and secretaries to any committees would also not be eligible for such responsibilities.

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The decision was taken to make the governmental services effective and to implement the policy of one person: one post.

The meeting held discussions to intensify the party organizations merger process as it was delayed due to various causes including chair duo KP Sharma Oli’s and Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visits to China and Singapore.

According to party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, the task force formed to recommend the names for the provincial and district committees and sister wings for the merger process will recommend the names by mid-August.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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