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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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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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