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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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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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