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The music concert is being organised with the financial support of AHF Nepal under the aegis of the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal (NAPN). File photo

NAGARKOT — Music concert are to be organised in 40 countries around the world on February 13 to generate public awareness on HIV/AIDS, coinciding with the International Condom Day.

An organisation called ‘Suruwat’ is going to organise a concert at the premises of the Padma Secondary School, Bhaktapur Durbar Area in Bhaktapur on Tuesday.

The concert will feature a special performance by well-known artist Adrian Pradhan along with other local musical bands.

Suruwat’s president Rajendra Puri said the concert aims to create public awareness among the youth to promote the use of condom and stay away from HIV/AIDS and STDs.

A condom rally would also be organised from Taumadhi to Durbar Area in Bhaktapur on the occasion. Free HIV tests would also be provided to that connection, said Rajesh Didiya, Suruwat’s Director.

The music concert is being organised with the financial support of AHF Nepal under the aegis of the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal (NAPN).

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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