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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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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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