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Government to unveil policy and program today

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled topresent the government’s policy and programs at the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday.

President Bhandari will address the parliament at 4 pm today and will present the policy and programs, said the parliament secretariat.

This is the first time that the president will present government’s policy and programs after assuming office some seven months ago.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Bhim Rawal said that the policy and program will accommodate relevant issues of the current time.

He informed that the policy and programs will include issues like implementation of the constitution, preparations to hold local body elections, the post-quake reconstructions and relief distribution and providing social security to the April 25, 2015 quake victims.

He also said that other issues that will be accommodated in the policy and programs are economic prosperity, energy development, tourism promotion, commercialization of agriculture, strengthening of health facility and diplomatic relations, development of physical infrastructure, maintaining of peace and security among others.

The policy and programs was approved by the cabinet meeting on Friday.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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