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PM Oli apprises parliament about BIMSTEC summit

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has briefed the Parliament today about the fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) scheduled for August-30-31 in Kathmandu.

Addressing the Parliament, Oli said that the government is all set to make the fourth BIMSTEC summit a huge success which will focus on the existing environmental challenges, climate change and other issues related to sustainable developments.

PM Oli expressed optimism that the summit will be helpful to successfully discharge its responsibilities through the people to people connectivity while sayng further that that Nepal, during the summit, will also hold bilateral meetings with the leadership of India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to reach agreements on the development issues of Nepal.

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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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