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PM Oli highlights cultural bond shared with India

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JANAKPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has highlighted the cultural ties shared between the nepal and India.

Addressing the gathering at the Ram Janaki temple on the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM Oli welcomed Prime Minister Modi to Nepal as he highlighted the cultural significance of the temple.

“Nepal’s government and the Janaki temple authorities welcome respected PM Modi to this temple which is the birthplace of Janaki,” PM Oli said, adding further that temple is a historic place as it witnessed various events mentioned in Ramayana including the Swayamvar of Sita, her wedding to Lord Ram and her departure to Ayodhya.

“PM Modi has followed the religious traditions of the two countries. He has given a lot of respect to this place and the country”, Prime Minister Oli added.

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Prime Minister Oli further reiterated the significance of the Ram Janki temple as he said, ” This temple portrays the history of Sita, Her wedding, the event of Parshuram’ bow.”

This place is known for spreading the value of literature across the country, including the knowledge of birth, death and rebirth.

He mentioned of the Ramayan circuit. He said, “This would bring the two countries more closely as the bus service would connect the two countries.”

While announcing the launch of the bus transit service Prime Minister Oli said, “Today we will launch the Friendly bus service between India and Janakpur named Nepal-India Friendly Bus Service.”

All the preparations are done for its launch. It will help in progress and development between the two countries, he added.

He then invited Prime Minister Modi to help in launching the bus service as he said, “It is an auspicious day and place to do so.”

With ANI Inputs

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Niramal Panta rape, murder case: Govt forms new probe committee under DIG Dhiru Basnet

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a new nine-member probe committee under DIG Dhiru Basnyat to investigate the role of police officers involved in the probe of rape and murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta on Sunday.

SSP Niraj Bahadur Shahi, SP Uttam Subedi and investigation expert police officers are in the team, according to Nepal Police Spokesperson Shailesh Thapa Chhetri.

The high powered probe committee was formed after the role and activities of the police officers involved in the investigation of rape and murder of Panta found suspicious.

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The Home Ministry on Saturday suspended five officials, including two DSPs, as per the report tabled by a high-level probe committee under joint secretary Hari Prasad Mainali.

Earlier, a committee was formed under Uttam Subedi to look into the case.

Nirmala of Kanchanpur was found dead in a sugarcane field close to her home on July 27. A forensic report showed that she was raped  then murdered.

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