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One killed, two other injured in police firing in Tanahun

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At least one person killed and two others were injured when police opened fire on demonstrators in Damauli of Tanahun district on Friday evening.

Police has identified the deceased as Roshan Dura (18) of Bhadgaun, Byas-1 of the district. Police said that the bullet had penetrated his mid-section.

According to the police, seriously injured Dura inhaled his last throughout treatment at the Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara at around 11 pm yesterday.

Keshav Neupane (28) and Kiran Gurung of Gorkha, who were injured in the incident, are getting treatment at the Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara, informed police.

Police informed that nine police personnel—seven Nepal Police personnel and two Armed Police Force personnel— were injured when protesters hurled stones and bricks at them.

The demonstrators have been taking to the roads for as far back as six days fair investigation into the death of Purna Bahadur Ale.

According to police, Ale’s body was found dangling from a tree in the premises of the Bigyanchaur-based Adikavi Bhanubhakta Campus with multiple injuries.

A tenth grader at a local school who hailed from Byas municipality-7, Manahun, was found dead on Monday, two days after he had left home for tuition class on Saturday morning. Ale had been temporarily staying at his sister’s home in Nirmalnagar-1.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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