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PM Oli stresses for national consensus government

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NEPALGUNJ — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that a national consensus government was essential for the welfare of the country.

Talking to media persons at Nepalgunj Airport on Tuesday, Oli claimed that preparations were afoot to form a national consensus government instead of dissolving the incumbent government.

“Discussions are underway with all the political parties for consensus. The incumbent government should be allowed to function until the next parliamentary elections,” he said.

He also said that national consensus government was a must for proper implementation of the Constitution.

“It will be easier to implement the Constitution once national consensus government is formed. So we have emphasised on the formation of national consensus government.”

The PM further said it was natural and a democratic practice for oppositions to criticise the government.

Oli was on his way to Surkhet to take part in the meeting of Mid-Western University’s Senate in Birendranagar.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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