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Shortage in the market were due to pointless stockpiling by consumers : Minister Pun

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Supplies Ganeshman Pun has said that the shortage seen in the markets were due to the superfluous stockpiling of the fuel by consumers.

Talking in a program sorted out by the All Nepal National Free Students Union (Revolutionary) today, Minister Pun went on saying that they were investigating the causes behind the irregularities in the supply system due to black-marketing.

Minister Pun further urged the youths to support the government to stop the black-marketing, adding some people were taking the advantage of the blockade by obstructing the regular supply.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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