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Government revises policy and program

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KATHMANDU — The government has made some changes in its policy and program.

The meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday made some changes in the policy and program including some addition to it, said Deputy Prime Minister Bhim Rawal following the meeting.

“Some issues left out in principle were discussed and given the final shape after going through all the points”, he said.

He also said that the policy and program had to be reviewed today considering the political developments of Thursday, and also because it was too late yesterday to do so.

The President is scheduled to make the government’s policy and program public on May 8.

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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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