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No government is permanent in democracy : PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday urged neighboring nations, foreign ambassadors and the international community to remain updated on the exact situation, feelings, efforts and policies of the government eliminating confusion and misperceptions.

Leader Oli has also dispersed bits of gossip that the government is in a crisis hinting at the recent political drama about regime change.

Addressing the representatives of Katmandu-based diplomatic missions in the Capital on Wednesday, PM Oli said that no government is permanent in a democratic system. “The term of current parliament will end on January 21, 2018, according to the constitution, until then this government will remain at the helm,” he said.

He appealed to the International community to not doubt the government’s commitment towards democracy, political stability and the human rights.

Briefing the international community the PM additionally said the government was trying endeavors for the implementation of the new Constitution, and alongside this it was trying to convince the Madhes-based parties which have been protesting against the Constitution.

“Everything can be resolved through discourse and we are focused on amending the Constitution to satisfy the dissident parties’ real demands,” the PM said.

Oli further said the only genuine demands of the disgruntled parties will be addressed within the jurisdictions of the constitution. “That’s why we have invited the agitating groups to the negotiating table for dialogue,” said PM Oli.

PM Oli made it clear that the reason behind the government’s aim to hold the local body election is to facilitate the post-earthquake reconstruction as the local election has not been held for the past 15 years.

On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa also briefed the foreign diplomats about the government’s efforts for reconstruction of structures damaged by the massive earthquakes last year and its efforts aimed at concluding the peace process.

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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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