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Modi to receive ‘civic-reception’ in Kathmandu and Janakpur

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KATHMANDU — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying a State Visit to Nepal on 11 and 12 May 2018 at the invitation of Prime MInister KP Sharma Oli.

Mr Modi will receive ‘civic-reception’ in Janakpur and Kathmandu,according to a press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Prime Minister of India will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at Tundikhel in Kathmandu on 11 May 2018. The visiting dignitary will also inspect guard of honour.

“The Prime Minister of India will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at Tundikhel in Kathmandu on May 11, 2018. The visiting dignitary will also inspect guard of honour,” MoFA said in a statement Friday.

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During the visit, the Indian PM will pay calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun before holding official talks with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on May 11, as stated in the statement.

On the occasion, two leaders will lay the foundation stone of Arun-3 Hydropower project. During his stay in Nepal, PM Modi will also visit cultural and religious sites in Janakpur and Muktinath, reads the statement.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, will also call on the Prime Minister of India.

This will be his third visit to Nepal as the Prime Minister of India. Earlier, he visited Nepal twice in 2014.

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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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