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PM addresses nation from Rara Lake on New Year

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MUGU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has addressed the nation on the occasion of the Nepali New Year 2075 from Rara Lake on Saturday. For this, on Friday Prime Minister Oli left Mugu district from Kathmandu.

Addressing the nation, PM Oli said the new government is committed to developing and raise the country to new height. He stressed the need for filling the gap between the rich and poor people to develop the country.

The PM further reiterated that the significant role played by people in bringing democracy and federal republic respectively in the country saying, “The government will formulate policy and programmes in coordination with local level and provincial government”

PM Oli is accompanied by Minister of Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Minister of Defence Ishwor Pokharel and Minister of Tourism Rabindra Adhikari for the inauguration of the event in Mugu.

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He is scheduled to inaugurate Karnali-Rara Tourism Year-2075 BS later. The cabinet meeting of Karnali Province on March 10 decided to observe the Nepali New Year as Rara-Karnali Visit Year-2075.

The Karnali province government has requested all domestic and international tourists to visit Rara once in a lifetime to experience natural beauties of Karnali.

A Cabinet meeting of the province was held on Friday where the ministers raised issues of connectivity in the region through construction of international airport and road system, Giriraj Mani Pokharel said.

PM Oli also launched the School Admission Campaign too from Mugu today itself. He had visited Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve in Baglung before arriving in Dolpa on Friday evening.

The PM decided to visit the province after Karnali Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi formally invited him for the inauguration of the event.

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Dozen injured as police baton charge protesters

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JUMLA — Police resorted to baton charge after intense protests from students and locals on Thursday in suuport od agitating Dr Govind KC at Karnali Academy of Health Science premises.

The government has prewpared to airlift Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, adn sent a speicial team anf Nepal Army helicopter from Nepalgunf.

Protests then have erupted at the vicinity of the institution.

The Karnali province government official’s team had reached KAHS to make preparation to send Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu for medical treatment, forcefully, if necessary.

Karnali CM and Law Minister were barred from seeing the agitating doctor by the students inside the hospital premises and were met with protest outside as they were exiting the academy.

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Meanwhile, over a dozen students and doctors have been injured in the police lathicharge. Students as well as locals are protesting against the government’s move to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu demanding the government to carry out talks and fulfil Dr KC’s demand in Jumla itself, before taking him to Kathmandu.

The security personnel have also misbehaved with the members of media and threatened to vandalise their equipment if they took photographs of the incident.

After dozens being injured, Dr KC has agreed to come to Kathmandu.

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