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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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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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