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Man arrested for raping 12-year-old girl in Taplejung

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TAPLEJUNG — Police have arrested a 33-year-old Ram Rai for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in Taplejung district.

Rai, a permanent resident of Hilihang Rural Municipality-7 in Panchthar district, was arrested from the district headquarters of Taplejung in Phungling on Thursday, Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyanendra Bahadur Basnet confirmed.

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Rai is accused of impregnating the girl after raping her. It is said that Rai and the girl had rented separate rooms in a house in Phungling.

Police said further investigations are underway after the arrest of Rai.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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