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Rain and snowfall likely in most parts of country

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KATHMANDU— Cloudy skies throughout the country and light rain and snowfall in most of the places in the country has been forecast for Friday as a westerly low pressure trough was going to dominate the weather conditions.

Bibhuti Pokharel, meteorologist at the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, shared that there was a probability of light to moderate snowfall in some places in the western and mid-western part of the country.

Similarly, western part of the country will be partly to generally cloudy from tonight while weather in rest of the areas will be partly cloudy, according to the Department.

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Likewise, partly to generally cloudy has been predicted throughout the country on Saturday while light rainfall was expected in the hilly areas. Light to heavy snowfall was likely in various parts of the mountainous region on Saturday.
According to the latest weather report, the minimum temperature recorded in Kathmandu was 5 degrees Celsius while mercury has plummeted to minus in Jumla.

Biratnagar has recorded the highest temperature in the country measuring at 25 degrees Celsius.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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