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No possibility of NCP’s participation in Province 2 government: Dahal

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BIRATNAGAR — Chair of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has ruled out the possibility of the party’s participation in Province 2 government.

Speaking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport today, leader Dahal reiterated that the party would not join the province government, despite the participation of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal in the party-led central government.

He went on to say that there was no possibility of switching to the executive presidential system immediately when there was the government formed following the election held under the multi-party system. He added that people’s opinions would be taken into consideration to this end in the upcoming elections.

“Discussions are underway to decide whether or not to extend the tenure of Truth and Reconciliation Commission as issues of survivors of decade-long conflict are yet to be addressed,” the former Prime Minister added.

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In a response to journalists’ query, he made it clear that government would take an action against those contractors causing delays in works. He further insisted that it was the responsibility of contractors to complete projects on time as per agreements.

Dahal, one of the chairs of ruling party, was of the view that good governance and economic prosperity should be the agenda of focus of the nation. Federalism was the maiden practice of Nepal and employees and local representatives had faced some uneasiness to implement it in the beginning, but such situation would end gradually.

The recent hike in the prices of petroleum products, according to Dahal, was a compulsion to adjust with international market prices.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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