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Durja Kumar Rai promoted APF chief

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KATHMANDU — The government on Tuesday promoted Durja Kumar Rai to the post of Inspector General of the Armed Police Force (APF).

A cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar today took a decision to this effect, according to Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Sherdhan Rai.

The Rayamajhi Commission had prescribed action against Rai stating that he had played a key role in stifling the People’s Movement II.

Rai was appointed as the acting head of the APF following the arrest of IGP Kosh Raj Onta by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on debasement accusations.

The meeting additionally selected Resham Kumar Lama as the Assistant Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development in the wake of soothing Biraj Bista of his post from Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal.

Similarly, the Cabinet meeting also decided to recommend to the President to summon the parliament’s budget session on May 3 at 11 o’clock.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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