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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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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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