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Taskforce submits report on Tikapur carnage

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A parliamentary taskforce formed to probe the Tikapur incident in which eight policemen and a minor lost their lives in a savage clash between protesters and police personnel in Tikapur on August 24, has submitted its report on Monday.

The taskforce coordinator Jeevan Shrestha submitted the report to the Social Justice and Human Rights Committee.

The report concluded that the incident was unimaginable, condemnable, regrettable, inhumane and violence-oriented. The report reads that the incident took place soon after the top parties agreed to demarcate the country into six federal provinces.

The report says that the incident took place due to political conspiracy and crime motives.

The report has further urged the government to bring the culprits under the ambit of legal action.

Likewise, the report has suggested providing compensation to the families of those killed in the incident and relief to the injured people.

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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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