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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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Country marking today as Black Day

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KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.

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Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.

Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.

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