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PM Oli directs govt officials to work passionately




KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the government secretaries to shun the attitude of routine administration so that they could work for people’s service.

In his first directives to the ministers and senior bureaucrats on Sunday, the prime minister repeatedly mentioned the government’s policy of zero tolerance against corruption.

“Governments of the past also talked about zero tolerance [against corruption], but that was not implemented,” he said adding “The new government will root out corruption. It will not tolerate corruption.”

“An ordinary and traditional manner of administration does not work now. So, the works should be done in a special way,” he directed the secretaries in the presence of Ministers at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Sunday.

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PM Oli underscored, “Government activities must take a pace. It should reflect the commitment made before the people, visualizing prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis. The routine jobs work no more.”

According to him, the government formed in the background of historic elections has extraordinary and historic responsibility as the country is in the phase of constitution implementation. Therefore, it needs significant role and responsibility to run the government smoothly and effectively.

The PM was of the view that Nepal was in need of meeting of the SDGs by 2030 and act accordingly. Concerted efforts were imperative to materialize the issues the fundamental rights of the constitution have mentioned, he argued.

He directed the Secretaries to put the issues of national integrity, sovereignty, social harmony, and control of corruption, irregularities and non-transparent activities in top priority. Anyone shirking responsibility will not be spared, the PM warned.

Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali informed that the PM directed the government secretaries to work for materializing the dream of prosperous Nepal and happy Nepalis keeping in centre the people’s aspirations

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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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