National
Take a quick look at some of the important news you may have missed from today’s paper.
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Former chief of the Kanchanpur District Police Office SP Dilliraj Bista, who was dismissed on charge of tampering evidence and mishandling initial investigation into the rape and murder of Nirmala Pant, appeared at the Kanchanpur District Court on Tuesday.
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The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Sunday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against its own employee--Assistant Sub-Inspector  Janma Adhikari who was caught red-handed receiving bribe in January.
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​​​​​​​Rejecting the pension hike announced by the UK government recently, the agitating Gurkha veterans on Tuesday set July 1 deadline for both Nepal and British governments to meet their demands of pay, pension and facilities at par with British nationals serving in the British Army.
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The Judicial Council has formed a committee to probe the dubious release of some of the major suspects in the 33 kg gold smuggling case by the Biratnagar High Court.
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Fifteen out of 17 handmade paper factories in Bajhang district have closed down in recent years, putting many locals out of job, according to locals and the factory operators.
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The construction of the Miteri bridge—that connects Tatopani in Sindhupalchok to Khasa in Tibet—has gained momentum. The bridge, damaged by the 2015 earthquake, has remained closed for the past three years.
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Engineers deployed by the National Reconstruction Authority in the earthquake-affected Gorkha district have started a protest demanding additional allowances and facilities.
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Market monitoring, an exercise that is mandatory to ensure consumer health and safety, has not seen effective implementation in Jhapa district due to a lack of technical knowhow, required resources and manpower.
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Former prime minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party-Nepal Baburam Bhattarai has objected to the government’s bid to further empower the prime minister by allowing him the authority to recommend army deployment without holding a meeting of the National Security Council.
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Veterinary technicians deployed from the Department of Livestock Services have culled over 67,000 chickens in Hetauda of Makwanpur, Tarakeshwor and Tokha of Kathmandu, and Madi of Kaski districts.
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Nepal has given assurance to US officials that it would continue to protect the rights of the Tibetans refugees living in Nepal, according to the US Secretary of State.
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Poverty Alleviation Fund, a government organisation formed 16 years ago to reduce poverty in the country, continues to witness massive embezzlement of funds meant for the poor.
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Delays in the formation of a recommendation committee by the government will see two transitional justice bodies vacant following last month’s amendment to the Enforced Disappearances Inquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act-2014, that will conclude the terms of existing officials beginning April 14.
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Six years of struggle to generate momentum for creating a separate Madhes. In and out of jail for about a dozen times on various charges. Behind bars for five consecutive months since October last year.
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