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Party unification before PM’s India visit, says Minister Pun

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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.

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“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.

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Dolpa Ward Chairman held on charge of idol theft

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DOLPA — Karma Gurung, Chairman of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality-5 in Upper Dolpa, was arrested on charge of idol theft from Kathmandu. A team of police personnel from the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Gurung from Bauddha in the capital city.

Police said that Ward Chairman Karma was held for allegedly stealing Buddha idols from Rahap Monastery situated in She-Phoksundo Rural Municipality-4.

Gurung, an independent candidate, was elected the ward chair in the recent local level elections but later joined the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the unification of two communist parties.

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Likewise, Ukren Pasang Gurung, 41, and Pasang Lundup Gurung of She-phoksundo Rural Municipality; Jhyampachhuldim Lama, 41, and Tshering Dawa Gurung, 43, of Dolpo Buddha Rural Municipality were also held from a special team of CIB.

Asked about the arrest of ward chairman, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Dolpa District Police Office Awadesh Bista confirmed Karma Gurung’s arrest on charge of idol theft and added that further investigations were ongoing.

A total of 42 Buddha’s idols were stolen from Rahap Monastery some eight years ago but the locals had noticed the issue just some four months ago.

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