KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished that the Republic Day-2073 inspired all Nepali people to move ahead for building peaceful, prosperous, balanced and inclusive federal democratic republic Nepal on the basis of unity and cooperation.
In her Republic Day message conveyed today, the Head-of-the-State said political conflict and transition the country was facing for a long period had come to an end and the Nepali people have become fully sovereign with the promulgation of the constitution through the historic Constituent Assembly.
Maximum utilisation of available internal means and resources, modernisation of agriculture, tourism development, environment conservation, infrastructure development for the country’s overall development, modernisation of industrial sector and creation of the employment opportunities should be the focus of the state in the aftermath of the promulgation of the constitution.
Similarly, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has extended best wishes to all Nepali sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of the 9th Republic Day.
“Now country’s attention should be paid to making the people residing in every place of the country to feel the social and economic transformation thereby materialising the dream for a prosperous and progressive Nepal,” he underscored.
The enforcement of the constitution and building of a prosperous Nepal along with the social transformation should be the collective efforts of the Nepali citizens, the Vice President said.
Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days
KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.
Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.
Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.
Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.
According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.Follow @gorkhapost