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Insignia conferred on newly appointed IGPs

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KATHMANDU — The newly appointed Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal and Inspector General of Armed Police Force Shailendra Khanal have been conferred insignia amid a special function organized at Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday.

Home Secretary Prem Kumar Rai conferred the insignia on the new chiefs of both security forces. Both the newly appointed chiefs will be assuming office from today itself.

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A cabinet meeting called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday had appointed Sarbendra Khanal and Shailendra Khanal as Inspector General of Police (IGPs) of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force respectively.

Sarbendra Khanal will lead the 72,733-strong police force responsible for maintaining law and order, for the next 21 months while Shailendra Khanal will lead the 37,000 paramilitary Armed Police Force.

The former chiefs of both security forces, Prakash Aryal and Singha Bahadur Shrestha retired on Wednesday, owing to the 30-year service term clause.

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Dahal says discussion about party unification process positive

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KATHMANDU — CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand has said the bilateral discussions regarding the unification between the party and CPN-UML are heading positively.

Chair Dahal apprised the extended meeting held today at his Khumaltar-based private residence of the progress in the unification process.

Talking to media persons following the meeting, party Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said that time would be taken for uniting the parties.

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“The date for the unification cannot be declared right now,” she said while stressing the need to make no haste on the matter of making a new party by merging two political parties.

According to Spokesperson Bhusal, party chair Dahal briefed the meeting about his discussions with the UML chair regarding party unification committee’s reports.

Stating that bilateral talks and discussions on the political and organisational issues were heading positively, leader Dahal assured the meeting that merging process was going ahead to ensure the unification as per the interests of both parties and the nation, according to Spokesperson Bhusal.

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