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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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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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