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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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Rape cases rising in Tulsipur High Court’s desk

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DANG — The High Court Tulsipur in Dang last fiscal year settled 602 cases. As stated by court registrar Shreelal Poudel, in the period, the court registered 413 new cases and the number of cases in pending case (previous years) were 373. Of the total 786 cases, the court gave its final hearings on 602 cases.

The records show that among the cases filed in the period, the highest number is about rape which is figured at 88 and 70 have been already sorted out legally while 18 are under sub-judice.

Similarly, the cases registered seeking divorce were 21 and among them the court finished its proceedings on 19 cases.

The court has set up the civic help desk and arranged for free application writing facility, making the service system technology-friendly.

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