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Nepal-India relations moving ahead in new grounds: PM Oli

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BIRGUNJ — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Nepal-India relations are moving ahead in new grounds for mutual benefits.

He said so while laying a foundation stone of Garment Processing Centre in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Sauraha in Jeetpur Simara Sub Metropolitan-4 in Bara district on Sunday.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of ruling CPN-UML,is set to embark on an official visit to southern neighbor on Friday (Apr 6, 2018).

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“It’s a first step for import oriented economy like Nepal towards entering into the new phase of economic prosperity,” Oli said adding, “Poverty, diseases, hunger and backwardness would be eliminated from Nepal.”

Oli further stressed, “No one can halt the path Nepal has set for prosperity.”

PM Oli said neighboring countries India, China and other nations are supporting Nepal’s path towards development and economic prosperity.

The processing centre would be built in 140 bighas of land out of 843 bighas separated for SEZ, one of the national pride projects in Bara district.

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Supreme Court continues stay order against protest ban

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has decided to continue the short-term interim stay order on the government’s decision to ban public protests at key places, including Maitighar Mandala, in the city.

A division bench of Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise on Monday has issued a verdict to this effect upon concluding a hearing on the writ filed against the government by Senior Advocate Dinesh Tripathi.

Advocate Tripathi had filed a writ petition on July 5 in the SC urging a stay order on the government’s decision to ban public rallies at Maitighar Mandala and other places in the city.

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Earlier on Friday(July 13), a division bench of Hari Krishna Karki and Dambar Bahadur Shahi passed the order, first issued on July 6.

On June 29, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa had declared Maitighar Mandala as a protest free zone effective from July 15, reiterating the Kathmandu District Security Committee’s decision announced on April 13.

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