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One killed in police firing in Birtamod

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JHAPA —  One person has been killed and other ten persons were injured in police firing in Birtamod of Jhapa district on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as local Rajesh Thapa. Thapa breathed his last on the way to the Mechi Zonal Hospital.

Police claimed they had to open fire after the protesters staged demonstration defying curfew imposed by the local administration since this afternoon.

The Local Administration has imposed curfew in the area after the situation turned violent following a clash between locals and police personnel. The curfew was imposed from 1:30 pm today till further notice from Mahananda Chok in North,Buspark area in East, Charpane in West and Birta Bazaar in South.

Police said that they have also detained 36 protesters.

The clash erupted after the security personnel tried to control demonstrator demanding action against three people arrested on the charge of murdering 11-year-old Laxman Siwakoti in Arjundhara on September 30.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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