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Minister vows 5,000 monthly allowance to senior citizens

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MELAMCHI— Minister for Labour,Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has committed to increase monthly allowance to Rs 5,000 for senior citizens.

At a programme organized to exchange greetings on festivals in Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk on Thursday, the Minister said that the incumbent government has prioritized the issues of education, health and employment.

Bista also argued that Nepal’s diplomatic relations with the neighboring countries was further strengthened after the formation of current government.

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Aslo speaking at the programme, former minister Sher Bahadur Tamang said that the road to link Zerokilo of Melamchi would be blacktopped by this fiscal adding that the government has moved ahead for the country’s development and prosperity.

Likewise, Social Development Minister of Province No. 3 Yubraj Dulal shared that the laws drafting process needed for the province government were completed adding that the laws would be made announced immediately after the festivals.

 

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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