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Govt to send aircraft to Afghanistan to bring bodies of 12 Nepalis back home

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KATHMANDU — The government of Nepal has arranged to send Nepal Airlines aircraft to bring the bodies of 12 Nepalis killed in Kabul suicide attack on early Monday morning.

At least 12 Nepali security guards were killed and seven others sustained critical injuries when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus they were travelling in, in the Afghan Capital, Kabul yesterday morning.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa Tuesday said that the government has decided to send a aircraft to Afghanistan to bring home the remains of 12 Nepalis killed in Kabul suicide attack.

The Nepalis were on their way to the Canadian Embassy where they work as guards.

The ill-fated Nepalis were hired by a British security consultancy firm, Sabre International, for the security of Kabul-based Canadian mission.

The incident occurred when Nepalis were on their way to the Canadian embassy where they had been working as security guards, according to the Afghan Ministry of Interior.

A suicide bomber targeted a minibus which was carrying employees working for a foreign company in Banae area at 05:40 am (Afghanistan time) Monday.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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