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ICYMI: Here are some of top stories of the day

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Dec 18, 2018-

Here are some of the stories you may have missed throughout the day.

35 Nepali women rescued from Bangalore

Thirty five Nepali women, who were trafficked to India on the pretext of foreign employment in Kuwait and other Gulf countries, have been rescued from Bangalore of South India.

A police team deployed from Crime Branch of Indian police rescued them from the Sudha Guest House of Bangalore on December 10 and are being kept at the State House in Bangalore.

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NCP Standing Committee meet: Leaders close to Oli defend works of party leadership, government

Leaders of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) held a discussion on the political report presented by party chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal in the third meeting of the Standing Committee on Tuesday.

Defending the report, leaders close to Oli said that criticism only will not take the party anywhere.

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Nepal may lose Indian tourists after currency restriction

In the budget for the current fiscal year, the government announced the 2020 Visit Nepal year with an aim to attract 2 million tourists, a significant chunk of them from India.

A recent meeting of the Cabinet decided to publish the notification in the Nepal Gazette not to allow people to carry Indian currency notes above 100 denomination in Nepal. This means Indian bills of 200, 500, 2000 will be illegal.

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Parliament meet from December 26

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the winter session of the federal parliament for December 26.

The government earlier had written to the President to summon the winter session of federal parliament next week.

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Fuel smugglers beat up cops at Nepal-India border in Parsa

A clash ensued between police team and fuel smugglers at bordering area in Jagarnathpur Rural Municipaliy of Parsa district on Tuesday morning.

Four police personnel were injured when the patrolling team clashed with smugglers as the latter were smuggling fuel on motorcycles into Devigunj of India through Pandepur in Parsa at around 3 am this morning.

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Former Prime Minister Tulsi Giri passes away at 93

Former Prime Minister and senior politician Tulsi Giri has passed away at his residence in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu on Tuesday, after a prolonged battle with liver cancer, his family source said.  He was 93.

A patient of liver cancer, Giri was discharged from Medicity Hospital recently. Giri was a former general secretary of Nepali Congress and later became the prime minister during Panchyat era. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

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Published: 18-12-2018 20:39

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