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Gaur protest called off

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The month-long protest in Gaur, the district headquarters, has been called off from Wednesday morning after a 6 point deal with the local administration.

According to a Chief District Officer Madan Bhujel, a six-point understanding was reached between administration and protesters in the presence of Federation of Nepali Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Rautahat Chapter, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Rautahat among others.

FNCCI, Rautahat President Kanthamani Jaiswal said an accord was come to describe declaration of Thakur as a martyr, give Rs 800,000 in remuneration to the deceased’s family, forming a probe to investigate incidents during the protest and give provide a government job to one relative of the deceased.

Local people upheld by business community and political parties had been demonstrating against the administration decision to establish service center in Chandranigahapur since March 16.

Although the administration withdrew its decision last Friday to move service center of the Land Survey and Land Revenue Offices, the death of a local protestor Ashish Thakur by a van of Armed Police Force had chafed the inhabitants of the area.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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