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Dr KC warns of another hunger strike if govt fails to honor agreement

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KATHMANDU — Senior Orthopedic Surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Dr Govinda KC organised a press meet here on Tuesday and said that he will be compelled to go on another hunger-strike if the government fail to implement the agreement.

Medical activist Dr KC got discharged after treatment at the Hospital following 27 days of hunger-strike.

At a press conference organised at Maharajgunj-based TUTH following his discharge from the hospital, he expressed hope that the government will honour the nine-point agreement signed by him and the government representatives for reform in medical education.

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Choking up with emotions, Dr KC said, “I couldn’t check the patients for long because of the prolonged hunger strike. I don’t know if I have to stage the 16th hunger strike.”

Dr KC further reminded the Prime Minister and the government of their promises and urged them to work to fulfil the same at the earliest possible.

Earlier, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had assured that the Medical Education Bill would be passed at the Parliament and that nobody would have to go on such strikes again.

Dr KC had been receiving treatment at the hospital for the past 13 days after ending his hunger strike following a nine-point agreement with the government on July 26.

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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists

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DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

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Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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