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PM attends reception hosted by the UN secretary-General

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New York—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli attended the reception hosted by the United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the UN Headquaters on Tuesday. The Prime Minister was accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya.

The UN Secretary-General organized the reception in honour of the Heads-of-the-State, the Heads-of-the-Government and government delegates who have arrived in New York to Participate in the UN’s 73rd Genaral Assembly.

Meanwhile, the main debate of the UNGA has started on Tueday. The theme of the general debate is – ‘Making the United Nation Relevent to all people: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peace, Equitable and Sustainable Societies.’

On September 27, Prime Minister will deliver his statement to the UNGA.

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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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