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Govt focused on peace and stability for prosperity , says Home Minister Thapa

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HETAUDA — Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the government has now focused its attention on economic prosperity of the country by maintaining law and order, and political stability.

Home Minister Thapa in a press conference organised in Hetauda on Tuesday, stressed the need of making the law enforcement more effective to control criminal activities and smuggling in the country.

He said that it was necessary to organise province-level security seminars for some revision in existing laws to strengthen peace and security management.

Responding to a query, Home Minister Thapa said that security has been tightened in view of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit and expressed the belief that Modi’s Nepal visit would further strengthen Nepal-India relations.

He further said that unification between CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) was mandatory for a sustainable development, political stability in the country and as to engage the people in economic prosperity because the people gave a majority votes to the left alliance in the election.

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Meanwhile, Home Minister Thapa inaugurated the province-level security seminar organised by the Home Ministry, Kathmandu, at Hetauda of Province No 3.

Chief District Officers, Chiefs of Nepal Police, Chiefs of National Investigation Department, Chiefs of Armed Police Force as well as high-ranking officials of security bodies of 13 districts under the Province No 3 have been participating in the seminar.

On the occasion, Home Secretary, Prem Kumar Rai, expressed the belief that the Ministry would prepare a strategy, to be adopted for peace and security, based on the suggestions collected in the seminar.

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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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