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Government not designed by external forces: PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the incumbent government was not designed by external forces, but formed through a democratic process.

The government is lighthearted and strong, PM Oli said while addressing the Parliament on Thursday. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also rubbished the rumors that the House is being dissolved.

He said that he would not stand against democratic exercise.

In his televised address, the Prime Minister said he was ready to accept criticisms against the government as drifted in the Parliament meetings for last couple of days as warnings against him.

However, Oli cleared up that he was not for dissolving the Parliament to avoid criticisms and risks lying in front of him and the government maintaining that he was ready to quit on the day he lost the hold of majority in the Parliament.

“Today also, we need consensus. Let us maintain the national consensus and change the government,” Oli said.

“Neither me, nor my party will obstruct the national consensus,” Oli said, adding the consensus should be forged on the basis of national interests.

Apparently alluding to Nepali Congress, Oli said he was always for consensus, but some other political parties deviated from consensus and remained stubborn toward moving ahead.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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