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PM Oli calls all party meeting

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an all-party meeting Saturday to talk about Madhes movement, reconstruction and budgetary issues.

The PM has invited all political parties represented in the parliament on the eve of parliament’s budget session, which is scheduled to begin from May 3.

As per the PM’s press advisor, Pramod Dahal, Oli will talk about the reconstruction process and the financial budget session of the parliament with the leaders.

“He will brief the leaders about the government’s policy and program and the budget. He will also discuss about the upcoming parliament session and urge political parties to support the reconstruction works by mobilizing volunteers,” said Dahal.

The PM was likely to urge all the political parties to send volunteers, along with engineers deployed by the government, to help assist reconstruction in the earthquake-affected districts, according to Dahal.

Meanwhile, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar held a meeting with the chief whips of all parliamentary parties on Friday and discussed the business of budget session.

According to Bhanubhakta Dhakal, the chief whip of CPN-UML, the meeting was mainly about scheduling the business of the upcoming session, including the dates for presentation of government’s policy and programs and pre-budget discussions.

Earlier, Speaker Gharti met Nepali Congress Chairman and parliamentary party leader Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday at his residence and urged Deuba to seek ways to settle disputes regarding the parliamentary regulation.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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