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National flag, constitution to be taken to Mt Everest summit

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Students Union, Dhulabari Campus leader, Anish Luintel, will be scaling Mt Everest where he will be unfurling the country’s national flag and displaying a copy of the Nepal’s Constitution to mark the Union’s anniversary.

At a press conference, NSU Central Chairman, Ranjit Karna, handed over Nepal and NSU’s banners and a copy of the Constitution to Luintel for that purpose.

“The country will now witness an economic revolution as the youth want to see development in the country,” Karna said.

Luintel, who is 22 years old, said he had been with the NSU since his childhood. The student leader is attempting to scale the highest mountain in the world for the first time. He will leave Kathmandu for Mt Everest on Tuesday with 13 foreign teams.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

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

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