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Rights and responsibilities come together : PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said rights and responsibilities come together and it is the duty of all to bear this fact in mind while exercising one’s rights.

The Prime Minister while receiving an annual report of the National Information Commission (NIC) here today said duties and responsibilities are attached to fundamental rights of the people guaranteed by the constitution.

He was of the view of according priority to the preliminary and basic human freedoms in the practice of the right to information (RTI).

“Confidential information are not forever, but for a certain and appropriate time,” he asserted, adding that information should not be unnecessarily held back forever.

“People have the right to information, but social duties and responsibilities attached to the information and issues relating to individual’s privacy cannot be forgotten while exercising this right,” PM Oli said who sees the need of utilising the RTI as a tool for informing and educating the people.

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The Commission submitted its annual report for the fiscal year 2073-74 BS to the head of the government.

On the occasion, Commission chief commissioner Krishnahari Baskota briefed the Prime Minister about organizational activities. Stating that the Commission was in the process of establishing its mechanism in every province and had expected the support from the government for so.

In the fiscal year 2073-74 BS, the Commission had settled 494 complaints among 497 registered there. It had conducted programmes on RTI in all the 77 districts and issued 4,144 orders in this period.

The significant achievement of the Commission is that it has been successful in incorporating RTI materials in school curriculum. Commission member Yasoda Devi Timsina and secretary Maniram Ojha were also present on the occasion.

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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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