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Number of women and children missing on the rise in Nawalparasi

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NAWALPARASI — The number of women and children reported to be missing is on the rise in Nawalparasi district.

In the first seven months of the current fiscal year, 221 women and children were reported missing. And of them the fate of 149 remains unknown. Statistics also show that the number of girls missing is higher.

In the previous fiscal, 128 women, 11 boys and 39 girls were reported missing, according to the West Nawalparasi District Police Office, Women’s Cell.

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Of them, 73 women, 9 boys and 29 girls were later found. Some of the women and girls also elope, without informing their parents.

However, Chief of the Women and Children Office in Nawalparasi said that some women and children are trafficked due to the open border with India.

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Vice President Pun leaves for China

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KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China today on a six-day official visit.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa bade him farewell at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.

On the occasion, a contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the Vice President. Chiefs of Nepal-based diplomatic missions, high-ranking government officials and senior security officials were at TIA to see off Vice President Pun who will lead a Nepali delegation to the ’17th Western China International Fair’ in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.

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According to his private secretariat, the Vice President is scheduled to address the inaugural session of the fair on September 20 and a programme on ‘Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ‘ to be organised by the business community on the same day.

During his stay in China, he will meet Chinese Vice Premier, Sichuan province secretary of the Communist Party of China, and other government representatives. He will also inspect Sichuan-based development programmes.

He will return home on September 24.

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