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Nepal, India review bilateral ties

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NEW DELHI — Nepal and India on Friday reviewed on their overall bilateral ties including in areas of connectivity and trade during talks between Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa and External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj.

Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said bilateral mechanisms including political exchanges, connectivity and trade were reviewed in the meeting.

“The External Affairs Minister reaffirmed India’s interest in development and stability in Nepal,” he said.

The Nepali delegation was led by Prakash Kumar Suvedi, Joint Secretary (South Asia), Ministry of Foreign Affairs while the Indian delegation was led by Abhay Thakur, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs.

DPM Thapa, also Nepal’s Foreign Minister, is here primarily to attend the convocation of South Asian university, a SAARC project which came into being in 2010.

Thapa arrived here yesterday and will leave for Nepal on Sunday.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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