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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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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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