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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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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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