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PM Oli conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been conferred Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at the Govind Ballab Pant University of Agriculture and Technology in Uttarakhand on Sunday.

The Governor of Uttarakhand and Chancellor of the University, Krishna Kant Paul, conferred the honorary degree to the visiting Prime Minister Oli during his visit to Uttarakhand this afternoon.

Oli took a special flight to receive the degree from the university in Pantnagar. Later in the afternoon, PM Oli attended the lunch hosted by Governor Paul.

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Earlier on Saturday, PM Oli and Indian counterpart Narendra Modi had agreed for use of Indian technology for commercialization of agriculture in Nepal.

He is scheduled to return to Kathmandu in the evening.

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Dozen injured as police baton charge protesters

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JUMLA — Police resorted to baton charge after intense protests from students and locals on Thursday in suuport od agitating Dr Govind KC at Karnali Academy of Health Science premises.

The government has prewpared to airlift Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, adn sent a speicial team anf Nepal Army helicopter from Nepalgunf.

Protests then have erupted at the vicinity of the institution.

The Karnali province government official’s team had reached KAHS to make preparation to send Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu for medical treatment, forcefully, if necessary.

Karnali CM and Law Minister were barred from seeing the agitating doctor by the students inside the hospital premises and were met with protest outside as they were exiting the academy.

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Meanwhile, over a dozen students and doctors have been injured in the police lathicharge. Students as well as locals are protesting against the government’s move to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu demanding the government to carry out talks and fulfil Dr KC’s demand in Jumla itself, before taking him to Kathmandu.

The security personnel have also misbehaved with the members of media and threatened to vandalise their equipment if they took photographs of the incident.

After dozens being injured, Dr KC has agreed to come to Kathmandu.

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