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Deuba urges CM Poudel not to relocate capital of Province 3

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HETAUDA — Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Province 3’s Chief Minister Dormani Poudel held a meeting here this morning.

During the meeting, leader the former Prime Minister has urged the Chief Minister not to shift the province capital from Hetauda to other location. Hetauda was announced the provisional capital of Province 3 by the erstwhile government headed by Deuba.

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Likewise, leader Deuba and a delegation comprising House of Representatives member from Hetauda, Birodh Khatiwada, and District Coordination Committee Makwanpur’s chief Raghunath Khanal held a meeting today and discussed the issues relating to the province temporary capital and district’s development.

Meanwhile, the NC President today laid foundation stone of a temple of God Shiva to be constructed at Sanopokhara of Hetauda Sub Metropolis-5 with people’s support.

According to social worker Madhav Parajuli, the Hindu temple is going to be constructed at a cost of around Rs 1.1 million donated by the locals.

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Absconding gangster Manange arrested

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KATHMANDU — Police hace arrested absconding gangster and murder convict Rajiv Gurung aka Dipak Manange from the Swayambhu area in the capital on Thursday.

A police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, have rounded up Manange, who was elected as an independent candidate to a provincial assembly seat from Manang district.

Gurung was found in hiding at Swayambhu, Teendhara area at about 7 pm, Thursday, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohan Kumar Thapa.

Gurung was arrested as per the verdict of the then Appellate Court Patan, which had slapped a five-year jail term on him for involvement in ripping apart the right hand of another gangster, Chakre Milan, some 13 years ago,according to Metropolitan Police Range Office Kathmandu.

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Earlier in January, the Supreme Court (SC) had convicted Manange in an attempted murder case and sentenced him to five years in prison. He had several run-ins with the law on numerous criminal charges in the past.

A case of attempted murder was filed against Gurung at Kathmandu District Court shortly after the incident. The Supreme Court recently upheld the verdict issued by the then appellate court.

Gurung was elected a member of Province 4 provincial assembly from Manang in the recent elections as an independent candidate.

Earlier, police had issued a red corner notice against Gurung through the Interpol office at Nepal Police Headquarters. Police mobilized a special team to arrest him whether within or outside the country.

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