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Peace, security first step to prosper country: PM Oli




KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today pointed out peace and security as the first step for pursing prosperous Nepal. “The Nepal Police should play an important role in implementing the campaign of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis’.

The police should be more responsible and active in the days ahead,” he said addressing an event organised by the Police Headquarters on the occasion of the 63rd Police Day. He also vowed in the capacity of the head of the government to create an environment conducive for security agencies including the Nepal Police to work responsibly in the coming days.

The PM also lauded Nepal’s security agencies as performing excellent in peacekeeping missions abroad, thus heightening the country’s image. “Country’s police have played a commendable role in maintaining internal security despite limited human resources.”

In another context, PM Oli said the government was serious about managing workforce in country’s various embassies abroad after making the police department professional and strengthened.

PM Oli shared that government was effortful of formulating the Federal Police Act to take police organization into the federal setup in line with the federalism implemented in the country.

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He held the view that a policeperson should be exemplary and different from an ordinary citizen.

On the occasion, Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal said that they were trying to establish police organization as a model one. IG Khanal asserted, “Nepal Police is capable of curbing any type of crime. It is imperative to invest time, energy and have patience to investigate into any crime cases.”

Khanal opined that one and all should cooperate with the police in maintaining law and order as well as peace. According to him, Nepal Police was discharging its duty nearly round the clock everyday despite the limited resources.

He shared that the Police Headquarters was going to launch civic-centric programmes in future, implementing the 82-point Home Administration Reform Work Plan issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA).

Also speaking on the occasion, former Additional Inspector General of Police Amar Singh Shah, who was awarded with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ today, stated that police could manage the expectations of the public in crime controlling if it did not have any political pressure.

On the occasion, PM Oli distributed letter of honour to the families of the deceased police persons who lost their lives in time of duty.

Likewise, Nepal Police Wives Association President Pramila Khanal provided relief materials to the bereaved families of the deceased police persons.

It was shared that Office Assistants Hari Bahadur Gurung, Mahantha Chaudhary, Police Constables Raj Kumar Ale, Sher Singh Saud, Sushil Baniya, Pradeep Kumar Yadav, Ram Prasad Poudel, Bishnu Prasad Neupane, Police Head Constable Gajendra Singh Thagunna and Assistant Sub Inspector of Police Devendra Singh Dhami lost their lives in the line of duty.

Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa, Chief of Attorney General Agni Kharel, Chief of Army Staff Purnachandra Thapa, Secretary at the MoHA Prem Kumar Rai and chiefs of other security forces were present on the event.



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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident





HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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