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PM Oli meets Indian PM Modi

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NEW DELHI — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a three-day state visit to India, has met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Friday evening at the latter’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi.

Although the scheduled formal meeting between the two prime ministers was slated for Saturday, Prime Minister Oli paid a visit to Prime Minister of India, a day earlier.

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PM Oli arrived in New Delhi this afternoon leading a 54-member delegation—45 from Nepal and nine from India. He was received by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, State Finance Minister Shiva Pratap Shukla and officials from Indian External Affairs Ministry at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Likewise, acting Ambassador of Nepal to India Bharatraj Regmi, among others, had also reached the airport to welcome Oli.

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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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