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Nepal soon advance to developing nation : PM Oli

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KATHMANDU – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Nepal would soon advance to the status of a developing nation from the least developed country.

Addressing an international seminar on Monday at the Soaltee Crown Plaza of the Capital, PM Oli said the country required a long term strategic development of existing plans and policies.

PM Oli was addressing a program entitled ‘Imagining Nepal 2030’ jointly organised by the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Asian Development Bank.

“To achieve this goal, we have to double our annual investment, build essential infrastructure including strategic road and railway networks, communication, and electricity,” Oli said. He also stressed on usage of those components to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The seminar would be an appropriate moment as all the attention and efforts were being geared towards economic development and prosperity after promulgation of the new Constitution, PM Oli hoped.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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