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Villagers facing trouble for no motorable bridge

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BANKE—“We should cross the Rapti River to purchase daily consumptive goods. Motorway is fragile; there is no cemented bridge over Rapti; means of transportation are not operational. Rainy season is quite painful”, said Bharat Buddhathoki, a local of Raptisonari rural municipality-1, Khokari.

With this, the seven village of the area-Baseri, Duweri, Sunaha, Bhamka, Amuwa, Bhawanipur and Sunkhare have not been only detached from district headquarters but also the local market.

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Two suspension bridges constructed over the Rapti River are also not convenient so that the locals have to walk for hours to reach Kusum Bazar.

“Our local market is Kusum. We need to walk several hours to reach Kusum Bazar because of inconvenience of the suspension bridge”, Buddhathoki said, adding , “The means of transportations would have been smoothly run had  there been cemented bridge over the river. It would be much easier for locals”.

The motorway has been already constructed in a way to link all these seven villages but absence of bridge over Rapti has troubled the villagers much.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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