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Government works affected in absence of banks at local level

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DOTI— The government functioning has been affected in absence of banks at local government units of Doti district.
As of now, the banking access has not reached eight out of nine local government units of the district. The only local level with access to banking service in the district is Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality.

No banks have so far extended their branches at Badikedar, Bogtan, Sayal, Purbichauki, Aardash, KI Singh and Jorayal Rural Municipalities and Shikhar Municipality.

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In absence of the banks at local levels, the government offices are being compelled to go to district headquarters Silgadhi and Kailali for minor public transactions, shared Roj Bahadur Kalel, a local of Badikedar Rural Municipality, Bipinagar.

“There are no banks in rural municipalities. The service recipients are compelled to walk two days to reach district headquarters or Kailali to deposit minor revenues”.

Though the government had decided to bring into operation the banks and financial institutions at all local levels following the restructuring of the state, it has not yet been materialized which has caused inconvenience to the people.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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