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PM Oli directs security agencies to be alert to cope up challenges

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BHAKTAPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the security bodies to be alert to cope up the security challenges saying that some extremist forces were active to spread violence in the country.

Speaking in a program organized to confer commissioner posts on Nepal Army cadet following the training at Nepal Army Academy on Thursday, PM Oli underscored that the security agencies should be alert as security challenges might be seen at any time.

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Some extremist forces were active to spread violence in the country, so security forces’ role is imperative to tackle them, PM Oli said.

PM Oli urged the security forces to ensure strong coordination and management to address the latest security challenges including the cyber crime. He praised the role of NA, saying it has popularized the country across the globe.

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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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