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NC obstruct house again

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC), which had obstructed the parliament on Friday too, has obstructed the Parliament meeting on Sunday demanding that the administration provide Rs 200,000 to earthquake victims to rebuild their houses at once.

Speaking after asking time from Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar, NC leader Arjun Narsigh KC warned that they will obstruct the proceedings at the House until their demands were addressed.

Following the obstruction, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar announced that the meeting was postponed for an hour.

KC came down heavily on the government saying that the victims are yet to receive relief even after 14 months of the quake.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was scheduled to inform the House about the present status of reconstruction works and progress on distribution of assistance to the earthquake victims. He was also scheduled to inform the House on Kabul Attack that had claimed lives of 13 Nepalis.

The largest political force in the parliament has been obstructing the House meeting for the past few days protesting the government’s failure to address the concerns of the earthquake victims.

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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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