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PM Oli, British PM May hold meeting

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New York—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has held bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the UN Headquaters on Thursday at the sideline of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Currently, both the Prime Ministers are in New York to attend the 73rd UNGA.

During the meeting, the prime ministers recalled the centuries-old Nepal-UK friendship and bilateral relationships, Charge d’ Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations , Nirmal Raj Kafle said.

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Likewise, issues relating to trade, investment, tourism and cooperation in multiple sectors were also discussed, Kafle added.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, the Prime Minister’s Chief Advisor Bishnu Rimal, Nepal’s Ambassador to the United States of America Arjun Kumar Karki, Charge d’ Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations Kafle, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, and Government of Nepal other senior officials were also present on the occasion.

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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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