KATHMANDU — Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has said preparations were ongoing for bringing the unification process between his party CPN Maoist Centre and CPN-UML to a conclusion before Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s India visit.
The party unification coordination committee has been working with an objective of finalising the issue within few days, he said while addressing a meeting and training programme organised by the Palpa-Kathmandu Federal Republic Liaison Forum close to the party.
“The Prime Minister’s India visit is taking place on April 6 and works are in progress to formally unite the parties before that,” he added.
The meeting has formed a 35-member new executive committee led by Ghanshyam Basyal for the Forum and a nine-member advisory committee under the leadership of former lawmaker Tulasa Rana Magar.Follow @gorkhapost
34 people involved in sex trade arrested
KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Police Circle Gongabu has arrested 34 people involved in sex trade.
During a joint operation held last night at Deepjyoti and Mitranagar area in Gongabu, law enforcement officers raided restaurants running as a cover for sex trade, sale of contraband drugs and gambling. Among the arrested 19 are men and 15 women.
Circle’s Chief Pratap Poudel said the operation is part of a broader plan of making the Naya Bus Park area a controlled sector for human trafficking and sex trade.
He added that further investigation is being launched with police planning to file cases against 12 of the arrestees.Follow @gorkhapost