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UNESCO Director-General Bokova calls on PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Visiting United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General, Irina Bokova called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at latter’s office Singh Durbar today.

On the occasion, Bokova welcomed the new constitution of Nepal and wished for materializing the commitment of the government, expressing UNESCO’s support for the reconstruction of cultural heritages damaged by the last year’s earthquake.

According to PM Oli’s foreign affairs expert Gopal Khanal, Director-General Bokova committed to support for reaching education to the people of remote and rural areas and women and children.

Similarly, PM Oli expressed gratitude to the support of the UNESCO and wished her a successful second term to the post of Director-General.

Bokova arrived here on Sunday for a three-day visit on Nepal.

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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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