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Published On: March 13, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

23 Nepali nationals repatriated from Malaysian detention centers

Kuala Lumpur-based Nepali Embassy rescued and repatriated 23 Nepali nationals, who were stranded in three separate detention centers in Malaysia. The embassy had arranged the one-way air tickets to those Nepal nationals who came back home from the Southeast Asian country. The embassy officials had visited the detention centers at Sepang, Bukit Jalil and Semoniyah in Malaysia with the view of repatriating those stranded Nepali nationals. 

HoR instructs gov't to make public probe report on Madhes movement

Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has instructed the government to make public a report produced by a high-level commission led by former justice Girish Chandra Lal, which was formed to investigate the atrocities committed during the Madhes movement in 2015. RJPN obstructed the parliament session on Wednesday afternoon demanding the government to release the report submitted by a high-level commission led by former justice Girish Chandra Lal to investigate the atrocities committed during the Madhes movement.  

Kanchanpur District Court issues warrant against Dilli Bista, Angur GC

The District Court of Kanchanpur has issued a 35 days warrant to the then SP Dilli Bista and DSP of Central Investigation Bureau, Angur GC to be present before the court after the duo ignored the court’s order to record their statement. On March 7, a case was lodged by the Office of District Attorney at Kanchanpur District Court against eight police officials for their alleged involvement in torture and evidence destruction in connection with Nirmala Panta's rape and murder case. 

After the cabinet’s decision, police labels Chand’s party an "organized crime group"

Following the government’s decision to restrict Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) led Nepal Communist Party, the Nepal Police has labelled the party as a criminal group. Following the decision of yesterday, the supporters have been stripped off their freedom unless they leave their arms. “Until yesterday, we arrested its cadres for their involvement in crimes. Now, they won’t be able to organize any activities. This is what has changed,” SSP and spokesperson of Nepal Police, Uttam Raj Subedi said.

Trump administration puts end of TPS on hold for Hondurans and Nepalis

The Trump administration agreed on Tuesday to allow some 60,000 immigrants from Honduras and Nepal to retain their temporary legal status — pending a decision in a different case in federal court, media reports said. Immigrants with TPS from Honduras and Nepal, however, were not included in that litigation. They sued the Trump administration separately and hadn’t yet secured a court injunction in their case.

Political power of women suffering ‘serious regression’, General Assembly President warns

The former Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs who leads the 193-member world body, pointed out that in 2105 it would have taken 30 years to close the gender gap, but now, she told the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), if current trends continue, gender parity will not be reached for “107 years”. Calling it nonetheless “an all-time” high, the 2019 edition of Women in Politics indicates that out of 3,922 ministers, 812 are women – a 2.4 percentage points advance on 2017 figures. 

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