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Not right time to change government: Leader Koirala

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MORANG — Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala has said any effort to change the government is just to invite troubles in the country.

Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport Tuesday, she said the incumbent government should be allowed to complete its given tenure.

“The Congress shall stay in the opposition as a stronger opposition is needed in the parliamentary system and the Congress is in the opposition of playing such role,” leader Koirala said.

The attention of political parties should be focused on achieving economic progress instead of power game, Koirala said, adding that country’s development was not possible as no government was allowed to work the complete tenure.

However, the former Minister vented her ire at the government for its ‘failure’ to control black market, corruption, artificial price rise and accelerate the post-earthquake-reconstruction efforts.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

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

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