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Foreign minister Gyawali to leave for China on Monday

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali is leaving on an official visit to China on Monday in an invitation of State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi , leading a high level Nepali delegation, the Ministry said on Friday.

During his April 16-21 visit, Gyawali will communicate to the top Chinese leadership about the priorities of the Oli-led government, according to a statement released by the Foreign Minitry.

In Beijing, Gyawali and top Chinese officials will discuss the status of China-funded projects in Nepal, expedite negotiations for projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and lay the ground for high-level exchanges between Nepal and China in year 2108, said the statement.

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Apart from discussing acceleration of the past accords,Gyawali will also communicate with the Chinese leadership about development, infrastructure and investment priorities of the government. He is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with his Chinese counterpart Wang on Wednesday before jointly addressing the media.

The Chinese foreign minister will host a luncheon meeting for the Nepali delegation. Gyawali is also said to be meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang besides addressing a round-table meeting of Chinese think tanks.

Nepal’s Ambassador to China Leelamani Paudyal will host a reception in honour of the foreign minister on Tuesday. In Chengdu of the Sichuan Province, Gyawali will meet with provincial leaders and speak at Sichuan University on Friday.

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Man held for raping own teenage daughter

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KANCHANPUR — Police here have arrrested a man for allegedly rapin his own her daughter at Banka in Krishnapur Municipality-2 of Kanchanpur district on Tuesday.

The man raped his 14-year-old daughter while she was sleeping in her room, police said. There was no one in the house when the incident occurred.

The incident come to light after the victim lodged a complaint at the Area Police Office, Jhalari, saying that she was raped by her father when her mother was not in the house, Inspector Mohan Saud said.

Based on the complaint, police arrested the victim’s father.

“A rape case has been filed against the man and investigating into the incident,” Inspector Saud said.

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He said that the victim has been kept at the safe house of the Jhalari-based Community Service Centre.

Five children have been raped during a period of two months in the district.

Earlier, in the first week of March, a girl was raped while she was going to school in Khalla Dhaiya of Krishnapur Municipality-4.

A youth of the same village raped her by taking her to a community forest. She was found unconscious later.

A week after the incident, a four-year-old child was raped in Punarbas Municipality-4. According to police, she was raped by her neighbor.

Then, in the second week of April, two children aged nine and 10 were raped by their neighbour in Bhimdutta Municipality-10. A youth of the same village raped them by luring with money.

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