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KATHMANDU — 11th Republic Day is being observed across the country on Tuesday marking the day on which Nepal became a republic state.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari took part in a ceremony held to mark the Republic Day 2075 at the Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundikhel.

Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli along with other ministers and high level officials were also attended the event.

The Nepal Army displayed a banner of Republic Day from a chopper and showered flower petals. Likewise, security forces of the country showcased various precision drills and parades to mark the ceremony. The Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police staged musical performances to evoke patriotism and presented Nepal’s favorite Maruni and Kaura performances.

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Likewuise, Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, and women police officers and army personnel also presented their musical bands.

A minute’s silence was also observed to honour the sacrifices made by known and unknown martyrs in different stages of uprisings for political transformation and democracy.

On the occasion, President, Vice President, Prime Minister, acting Chief Justice, House Speaker, National Assembly Chairperson released a pair of white pigeons each as a sign of peace.

Centuries old monarchy had officially come to an end on Jestha 15, 2065 of the Nepali calendar, and the country had adopted republicanism as the system of governance. Therefore, this day is observed to commemorate this milestone in the country’s history, from which point onwards the country is known to have taken a crucial step towards becoming a federal democratic republic.

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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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