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UML lawmaker Tumbahamphe elected Deputy Speaker

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KATHMANDU — CPN-UML lawmaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe has been elected to the post of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives on Friday.

Backed by left-alliance-backed, Tumbahamphe defeated her one and only closest rival from main opposition Nepali Congress Pushpa Bhusal by 143 votes.

Tumbahamphe secured by 201 votes wile Bhusal trailed behind with 58 Votes. As many as 259 lawmakers were present in the voting.

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CPN (Maoist Center)’s Dev Gurung had proposed Tumbahamphe’s candidacy and UML’s Rabindra Adhikari seconded it. Likewise, Bhusal’s candidacy had been proposed by Dila Sangroula and been seconded by Debendra Raj Kandel.

Hailed from Morang district while Bhusal is from Arghakhanchi, Tumbahamphe holds a Ph.D. in political movement of women in Nepal from Tribhuvan University.

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34 people involved in sex trade arrested

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KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Police Circle Gongabu has arrested 34 people involved in sex trade.

During a joint operation held last night at Deepjyoti and Mitranagar area in Gongabu, law enforcement officers raided restaurants running as a cover for sex trade, sale of contraband drugs and gambling. Among the arrested 19 are men and 15 women.

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Circle’s Chief Pratap Poudel said the operation is part of a broader plan of making the Naya Bus Park area a controlled sector for human trafficking and sex trade.

He added that further investigation is being launched with police planning to file cases against 12 of the arrestees.

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