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HoR passes 4 ordinances

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KATHMANDU — A meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament, has endorsed four ordinances on Wednesday.

The Federal Parliament has passed ‘National Medical Education Ordinance, 2075’ with majority. The bill was proposed by Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel.

Lawmaker Prem Suwal from Nepal Workers and Pageants Party (NWPP) voted against the Ordinance saying that it would be illogical not to grant affiliations to medical, dental and nursing colleges for ten years.

Likewise, ‘National Assembly Members Election Ordinance- 2075’ has aslo been endorsed today. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Sher Bahadur Tamang presented the ordinance on behalf Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa for approval.

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Similarly, the ‘Commission on Investigation into the Enforced Disappeared Persons, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (first amendment) Ordinance- 2075’ were also passed by the meeting with majority.

Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giri Rajmani Pokharel and Minister Tamang presented the bills before the meeting.

The ordinance related to remunerations, terms and conditions of services and facilities of the general secretary of Federal Parliament, secretary of the House of Representatives Secretariat and secretary of the National Assembly Secretariat presented by Minister Tamang was also passed by the meeting with majority.

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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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