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Dahal, Modi discuss producing mineral water from Everest

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU-Co-chair of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is in Delhi on a three day visit and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed cooperation between Nepal and India in producing mineral water from Mount Everest and exporting to the World.

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They discussed collaboration for harnessing Nepal’s hydropower potential, development of waterways from Nepal to India, railway connectivity from different points of the border, establishment of agro-based industries in Nepal and development of tourism.

They also discussed development of broader religious circuit between both countries to promote religious tourism. Both the leaders also forged understanding on upgrading customs offices on the border and resolving border issues.

Dahal had left for New Delhi on Thursday and is returning to Kathmandu tomorrow.

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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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