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Maoist ministers to resign today

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KATHMANDU — Ministers from CPN (Maoist Centre) have finally decided to resign Friday almost three months after Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba stripped of their responsibilities after the party had forged electoral alliance with the CPN-UML.

On October 17,Prime Minister Deuba stripped 16 ministers, including seven state ministers, from the Maoist Centre of their responsibilities as the party refused to quit the government even after forging eletroral alliance with the main opposition UML.

Maoist Center will notify PM Deuba about recalling of tits ministers without portfolio today, according to a decision announced on Thursday.

The decision came after some ministers elected to provincial assemblies pressed the party to quit the government so that they could make preparations for joining a provincial government, sources said.

Maoist minister Mahendra Shahi has been vying for the chief minister’s post in Province 6 while minister Asha Koirala has been elected a member of the Provincial 4 Assembly.

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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists





DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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