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PM Greetings-International Day for Elderly People

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KATHMANDU—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to all senior citizens for their good health and longevity on the occasion of 28th International Day for Elderly People.

Delivering message today, he said a legal arrangement would be enforced soon wherein sons and daughter are obliged to allocate certain chunk of their income for the parents.

On the occasion, the Nepal government, Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen and National Federation of Senior Citizens are jointly organizing various public awareness raising programme today.

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Prime Minister Oli also shared that the government has run senior citizen insurance programme since this fiscal year in order to ease the daily lives of senior citizen.

1st October is celebrated as the International Day for Elderly People each year which was first established at 14 December in the year 1990 by the United Nations General Assembly. It was started celebrating for the first time on October 1st in the year 1991 to aware the people about issues which affects the elders as well as to appreciate their contribution towards the society.

The day celebrated every year to make certain the welfare of elder persons as well to enroll their significant involvement in the society to get promoted from their knowledge and ability. The Plan of action on Ageing was adopted by the World Assembly on ageing to encourage the society development for all ages. The day is celebrated worldwide to examine issues, promote public awareness and focus on which type of behavior can help older men and women throughout their life.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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