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NCP registered in Election Commission

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has decided to registered the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) giving official status to party.

A meeting of EC officials held at the EC central office on Wednesday decided to register the party ignoring existing law that requires any party to ensure 33 percent seats to women.

The NCP has only 16 percent women in the central committee which is nearly half the number required by the law.

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According to the Party Registration Act, article 15 (4), at least 33 percent women representation is requireed to register the party. But the NCP has only 72 women in its 441-member central committee.

EC officials have claimed that the ruling party has decided to increase the number of women in the party committee through of its first general convention.

They also said that the registration has not violated the party as it ensures 33 percent representation to women after the merger.

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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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