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Govt recalls envoy Upadhaya

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KATHMANDU — The government has decided to recall Nepal’s Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyaya, on the charge of working against Nepal’s interests.

Upadhyay is the main victim of the cancellation of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s scheduled visit to the southern neighbor hot on the heels of a dazzling drama of regime change.

The government has decided to recall Ambassador Upadhyay after his brief discussion with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday morning taking after the cancellation of President Bhandari’s, as per the sources.

Sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Ambassador Upadhyaya had “defied” with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in regards to the cancellation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s scheduled visit to India.

Another source at MoFA said Upadhyaya, who was a Nepali Congress leader before to his appointment as ambassador, is accused of being involved in attempts to topple the incumbent government.

Upadhyay was appointed ambassador from the Nepali Congress quota in April last year.

President Bhandari’s visit, which was scheduled to begin on May 9, was cancelled by the government on Friday.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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