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Nepal, China agrees protocol of trade transit

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KATHMANDU—In the protocol agreed during the third senior official-level meeting held in Kathmandu on September 4-6, China has agreed to grant access to Nepal to its four seaports and three dry-ports for trading with third countries.

Nepal can use Shenzen, Lianyungang, Zhanjiang and Tianjin, the latter one being the nearest sea port at the distance of around 3,300 kilometers from Nepali Border. Likewise, Nepal has been allowed to use Lanzhou, Lhasa and Xigatse land ports (dry ports).

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Earlier on Tuesday, the Nepali and Chinese team carried out field visit of Kurintar in Chitwan where the proposed Nepal-China rail is expected to cross as well as a new north-south corridor to be built. They examined the road condition and geography of the area.

The Transit Transport Agreement with China, signed in March 2016 during Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s China visit, will come into force once the protocol is exchanged following the high level visit from one of the neighbouring countries.

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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists

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DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

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Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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