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Province 3 CM takes oath of office and secrecy

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Province Chief Anuradha Koirala administered the oath to Dor Mani Paudel amid a function on Monday, Feb 12,2018

HETAUDA — CPN-UML Parliamentary Party leader Dor Mani Paudel took the oath of office and secrecy as the Chief Minister of Province 3 on Monday and becaome the first person to be appointed as the Chief Minister among the seven provinces of federal Nepal.

Paudel will assume the office at around 11 am today. Newly appointed Chief Minister Paudel said that a three-member Cabinet will formed today itself.

Province Chief Anuradha Koirala administered the oath to Paudel amid a function this morning. Speaker Sanu Kumar Shrestha was also present on the occasion.

Preparations are underway to appoint Chief Minister in other provinces as well.

Paudel had worked as the Chairman of Nepal Municipality Association for 15 years.He was elected as the Mayor of Hetauda Municipality in the local level election in 1992 and 1995. He was also the member of Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) after the promulgation of a new constitution in 2015.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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