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Police open fire to nab gangster

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KATHMANDU — Police opened fire at a famous gangster, Jaswant Rai, and took him under control from Bijulibazaar of Kathmandu on Thursday.

Rai, who has been accused of over twelve burglaries and was on the run, had attempted to run away after seeing the police team from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division, as per police.

Based on complaints that Rai had been extorting people in Bijulibazaar area for the past many years, a police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) opened fire and took him under control, MPCD Chief SSP Sarvendra Khanal said.

The incident occurred at around 12 noon. Rai was warned against running away before he was shot at. The police shot at Rai after he tried to hit the policemen with an iron rod, said SSP Khanal .

He is receiving treatment the Bir Hospital.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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