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Deliberations on govt policies and programs begin

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KATHMANDU — Deliberations on the government’s policies and programs presented by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on May 21 have started in the House of Representatives today.

Lawmaker Baburam Bhattarai, while taking part in the deliberations, commented that the policies and programs were positive as they aim to double the per capita income, end unemployment, generate 5,000 megawatt power among others in a period of five years.

He further shared that the policies and programs also mention infrastructure development, adding that clarity was of utmost importance to achieve these goals.

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He suggested the government to bring concrete plans rather than ambitious ones. Lawmaker Bhattarai, also the coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal party, opined to invite foreign investments by keeping national interest at the centre. He urged the government to concretise the programs to institutionalise federalism in the country.

Similarly, lawmaker Bishal Bhattarai stressed on preparing the concrete foundation for the implementation of the policy and program.

Lawmaker Yagya Raj Sunar said that the policy and programme was effective as it focused on various areas with concrete programs.

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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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