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International Nurses Day marked

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KATHMANDU — International Nurses Day, 2016 was marked on Thursday across the country with different programs.

A rally was taken out in the capital with hundreds of nurses holding placards with slogans ‘Safe workplace for nurses, employment management and quality nursing service.’

The rally went through Thapathali, Tripureshwar, Sahidgate and Bir Hospital and conversed into a corner meeting at the Khulamanch.

Speaking at the event, former chairperson of Nursing Association Nepal Sarala KC said that the attitude of Nepali society towards nursing field is still not positive. She added that nurses are forced to go abroad as the quotas for nurses created at home are yet to be expanded.

Also speaking, Secretary at the Ministry of Health Shanta Bahadur Shrestha pledged that reforms would be carried out in nursing service as per the government’s policy to provide access to health for all people.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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