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Formation of mechanism within three days

Gorkha Post



KATHMANDU — The joint meeting of the taskforce of the major three political parties and agitating Untied Democratic Madhesi Front on Friday decided to form a political mechanism to address the concerns of the Morcha regarding the provincial demarcation within three days.

A meeting between the taskforces of the three major parties—the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML and the UCPN (Maoist)— and the UDMF in Baluwatar on Friday agreed to give three months to the to-be-formed mechanism to find a meeting point on state boundaries.

The decision was taken at the joint meeting of top leader of the major three political parties at the official residence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Both sides have agreed, on a fundamental level, to from the mechanism, add to its Terms of Reference (ToR) and get it endorsed by the Legislature-Parliament before Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli leaves on his official visit to India starting February 19.

This is the first meeting of the taskforce summoned by PM Oli after the UDMF formally declared the lifting of its the four-and-half-month outskirt barricade, general shutdown and impediments at government workplaces.

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Girl raped in Mahottari





GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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