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Govt successful in clarifying illusions over constitution: Minister Rai

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BUTWAL — Minister for Information and Communications, Sherdhan Rai, who is also  the spokesperson of the government, has said that the incumbent government was successful to clarify illusions over the new constitution.

He added that the Prime Minister’s visit to China and India has helped to remove the illusions over the constitution.

At a press conference organized by the Press Chautari Nepal, Rupandehi Chapter on Tuesday, he said that the high level political committee formed for resolving the province delineation issues will get full shape soon as it was delayed due to the recent convention of the Nepali Congress.

Minister Rai further said that the government was committed to fully implement the constitution and lead the nation on the way to prosperity.

“Searching an alternative to the incumbent government was irrelevant and meaningless”, said Rai.

He further said that the preparations were in progress for holding local bodies’ election and the date would be announced in the government’s policy and program before budget.

Minister Rai informed that the government would release its budget on May 28. He asserted for classification of the media for making them dignified, adding that a directive for the same would be issued.

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Bouddha registers nine rape cases in four months

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KATHMANDU— A total of nine cases of rape were registered in four months at Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha.
The rape cases were registered from mid-July to mid-November 2018.

Deputy Superintendent of Police at Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha, Narendra Chand shared that the police registered cases against 15 people on the charge of their involvement in rape cases.

An eight-year-old girl to a 67-year-old woman, among others, have filed cases against rape.

Police had arrested and filed case against seven persons on the charge of raping a 12-year girl in a room on the premises of Cricket Ground in Mulpani on November 7.

However, an accused is still at large. The arrested are Bikhasu Tharu, 28, Naresh Kushma, 21, Rajkumar Tharu, 22, Rabin Itani, 21, Rajesh Tharu, 16, Hari Kumal, 19, and Dilliram Tharu, 34.

Likewise, police had arrested Rakesh Shrestha, 40, of Kathmandu Gokarneswor Municipality-6 for raping 8 and 9 years girls on July 26.

According to the data provided by Bouddha police, Hari Timilsina, 49, of Shankharapur Municipality was arrested for raping a 15-year girl and a case was filed against him.

Similarly, a case was registered against Dal Bahadur Shahi, 47, of Shankharapur Municipality on charge of raping a 63-year-old woman.

35-year old Shanbhu Giri of Silugadhi of India was held for raping an 11-year old girl from Kavre.

Among other arrested on the rape charge are Dawa Tamang, 24 of Solukhumbu Dudhkunda Municiplaity-6, Rajan Mandal, 22, of Biratnagar, Madan Pariyar, 39, of Jhapa Gauradaha and Kabi Shrestha, 31, of Dolakha Bhimeswor Municiplaity-8.

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