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Dr KC announces fast unto-death demanding impeachment against Lokman Singh Karki

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KATHMANDU — Senior orthopedic specialist Dr Govinda KC has announced to stage fast unto death demanding impeachment against Chief Commissioner at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki.

Organising a press conference Sunday, Dr KC warned of staging a fast-unto-death from July 10 if a procedure to impeach the chief of the constitutional body did not begin by then.

Dr KC earlier had staged the fast-unto-death seven times demanding various reforms in Nepal’s medical education sector.

He argued that Karki protected various corrupt people in the medical education sector and breached his jurisdiction to interfere into the Kathmandu University.

KC also accused Karki of obstructing the overall medical education reformation process including merit-based admission and ceiling on fees to serve business interests of people close to him.

Dr KC has also demanded improvements in a draft of the Medical Education Act with objectives to establish at least a medical college in all provinces, to make education at the government medical colleges completely free and to halt affiliations to new colleges for next 10 years.

Dr KC argued that the bill was against a report of the high-level committee formed to draft new health education policy in the country, headed by educationist Kedar Bhakta Mathema.

Likewise, he demanded that the government withdraw a bill on establishing an academy in the Capital which is currently under discussion at the Parliament.

He also demanded that the past agreements signed with him earlier are effectively implemented.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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