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PM urges Congress to join present government

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KATHMANDU – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) to join the present government.

Speaking at the eighteenth anniversary function of Reporters Club Nepal in the capital on Wednesday, Prime Minister Oli said that NC’s joining the UML-led government was the only way to tackle the crises facing the country now.

He further said that such a move would also pave the way for the NC to correct its past mistake of not supporting the UML during government formation.

Justifying that his recent China visit was not intended to estrange the southern neighbor, Prime Minister Oli reiterated that Nepal wants to maintain cordial relations with both India and China

Oli said that his government has succeeded in accomplishing the major task of restoring good relations with India and elevating Nepal-China relations to a new height.

Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President  and former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba underlined the need of addressing demands from across the country concerning the new constitution through dialogue.

Also addressing the function, Speaker Onsari Gharti said the constitution has ensured all the basic rights for all citizens.

Leader of the New Force campaign Baburam Bhattarai, previous Chairman of the Constituent Assembly Subas Nembang, CPN Maoist (Revolutionary) leader Mohan Baidya, leaders from various political parties and the deputy chief of mission from the Indian embassy were among others addressing the function.

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Bouddha registers nine rape cases in four months

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KATHMANDU— A total of nine cases of rape were registered in four months at Kathmandu Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha.
The rape cases were registered from mid-July to mid-November 2018.

Deputy Superintendent of Police at Metropolitan Police Circle Bouddha, Narendra Chand shared that the police registered cases against 15 people on the charge of their involvement in rape cases.

An eight-year-old girl to a 67-year-old woman, among others, have filed cases against rape.

Police had arrested and filed case against seven persons on the charge of raping a 12-year girl in a room on the premises of Cricket Ground in Mulpani on November 7.

However, an accused is still at large. The arrested are Bikhasu Tharu, 28, Naresh Kushma, 21, Rajkumar Tharu, 22, Rabin Itani, 21, Rajesh Tharu, 16, Hari Kumal, 19, and Dilliram Tharu, 34.

Likewise, police had arrested Rakesh Shrestha, 40, of Kathmandu Gokarneswor Municipality-6 for raping 8 and 9 years girls on July 26.

According to the data provided by Bouddha police, Hari Timilsina, 49, of Shankharapur Municipality was arrested for raping a 15-year girl and a case was filed against him.

Similarly, a case was registered against Dal Bahadur Shahi, 47, of Shankharapur Municipality on charge of raping a 63-year-old woman.

35-year old Shanbhu Giri of Silugadhi of India was held for raping an 11-year old girl from Kavre.

Among other arrested on the rape charge are Dawa Tamang, 24 of Solukhumbu Dudhkunda Municiplaity-6, Rajan Mandal, 22, of Biratnagar, Madan Pariyar, 39, of Jhapa Gauradaha and Kabi Shrestha, 31, of Dolakha Bhimeswor Municiplaity-8.

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