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Published On: April 20, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

RPP urges govt to address its demands through peaceful dialogue

The Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has urged the government to address demands raised by the RPP through dialogue. The party has been holding series of protests in various parts of the country with the 22-point demand including the restoration of Hindu state and monarchy, holding a referendum on federalism, safeguarding territorial integrity, controlling the price-hike and eliminating corruption in the country.

Police seize bomb-making materials from Kathmandu-bound bus from New Delhi

Police have seized a huge amount of bomb-making materials from a Kathmandu-bound bus from New Delhi in Kailali on Friday night. A team of Armed Police Force seized the bomb-making materials including detonator from the passenger bus (Na 5 Kha 7245) during the security check at Gadda Chauki border point, according to DSP Netra KC.

Govt appoints former AIG Shrestha as IFA executive director

The government has appointed former Additional Inspector General of Armed Police Force Rajesh Shrestha the executive director of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) – a think tank affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi told Republica Online that a recent Cabinet meeting appointed Shrestha the executive director of the IFA out of the three shortlisted candidates. 

Five arrested on charge of smuggling contraband drugs in Jumla

Police have arrested five persons on the charge of smuggling contraband drugs in Jumla on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police led by Inspector Nabin Oli seized 4.2 grams of contraband drugs during a raid at a house at Bharatibada-4 of Chandannath Municipality. “We have started an investigation into those five involved in smuggling contraband drugs,” a spokesperson at the Jumla District Police Office Nabin Oli told Republica Online.

28 children rescued from India

The Central Child Welfare Board has rescued 28 children from India. The children had been taken to the neighboring country from Mahottari, Dhanusa, Siraha, and Sarlahi on different pretexts.The children were being taken to Chennai from Sitamadi in Bihar of India when the Sitamadi administration intercepted them, according to Chief District Officer of Mahottari Umesh Kumar Dhakal. The children were later handed over to the Nepali authorities in the Nepali border at Bhittamod of Mahottari.

Team leaves for India to participate in international championship

A national team of the Japan Goju-Ryo Karate Do Mission Association left here today for India, representing Nepal in the International Karate and Kick-boxing Championship to be held in Patna, India. The 35-member team is led by association's chief instructor KB Rana (Kaji). The championship will be held on April 22 and 23 at Pataliputra Sports Complex in Patna. President of Nepal-India Friendship Society, Shanta Kumar Sharma, send off the Nepali national team by handing over the national flag at Belahiya. Eight countries including Nepal are taking part in the championship.


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