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Ministry seeks clarifications over disfigured national flag with 4 officials

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KATHMANDU — The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has sought clarification from four government officials over the use of a disfigured national flag at Janaki Temple premises during the visit of Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Friday.

Minister Lal Babu Pandit taking after minister-level decision on Monday has sought clarification as to how the shape of national flag was deformed and who were responsible for that, according to Spokesperson at the ministry Suresh Adhikari.

Province 2 acting Chief Secretary Hari Phuyal, Province 2 Internal Affairs and Law Ministry Secretary Deviram Bhandari, Dhanusha Chief District Officer Gopal Parajuli and Janakpur sub-metropolis executive officer Madan Bhandari are asked to furnish written clarification within three days on how the disfigured national flag ended up at the temple premises.

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The disfugured national flag was put at the place where PM KP Sharma Oli and Modi had jointly inaugurated the Ramayan Circuit and flagged off Janakpur-Ayodhyay bus service.

The flag was not triangular, almost rectangular, and the border was also too thick.

According to the constitution, the national flag of Nepal consists of two juxtaposed triangular figures with a crimson-colored base with deep blue borders, there being a white emblem of the crescent moon with eight rays visible out of sixteen in the upper part and a white emblem of a twelve-ray sun in the lower part

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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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