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RPP-N recommends Resham Lama in place of Biraj Bista

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KATHMANDU — Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) has suggested the name of lawmaker Resham Lama in place of Birat Bista for the post of Assistant Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development on Wednesday.

Lawmaker Lama is the central member from the party and Chairman of Kavre district.

The party had written a letter to PM KP Oli to expel Bista from the Cabinet for allegedly working against the party’s policy on Monday.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is, however, yet to expel Bista from the post.

Monday’s meeting of the party had decided to get back to Minister Birat Bista from the government blaming him for working against the party’s policies.

Minister Bista had openly advocated for the monarchy at a program of Shahi Yuba Shakti.

Bista is son of Keshar Bahadur Bista, who has been suspended from the party for his alleged anti-party activities.

Three weeks earlier, the party’s Central Committee had removed co-chairman of the party Keshar Bahadur Bista from all party position for three years after he made a public statement that the party should leave the government as the government could not address agendas raised by the party.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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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.

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