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Published On: March 9, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Police make public two Indian nationals involved in abduction of Nepali businessman Suresh Kedia

Police on Saturday made public two Indian nationals who were the mastermind behind the abduction of Nepali businessman Suresh Kedia. Amid a press conference, Parsa District Police Office made public Indian nationals Bablu Paswan and driver Bijaya Kumar Mahato who masterminded the kidnap of Nepali businessman Kedia from Bariyarpur of Bara district in May 2016. Pawan and Yadav are from the Indian state of Bihar.

Dutch, Nepali nationals killed after avalanche in Manang

One Dutch national and another local Nepali guide were killed after an avalanche in Manang district. Police Inspector at District Police Office Manang, Shrawan Kumar B.K, told Republica Online that deceased have been identified as Vincend Jan Bloen from the Netherlands and Ajaya Dhakal from Dhading district. "The duo lost their lives after an avalanche on Friday. We have recovered their bodies," he said.  The local authorities are airlifting the dead bodies to Kathmandu shortly.

President Bhandari leaving for United States tomorrow

President Bidya Devi Bhandari is leaving for the United States on Sunday to participate in the High-Level Event on Women in Power to be hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces in New York on March 12 . In the evening of March 11, the President will attend a welcome dinner to be hosted by the UNGA President Garces in honour of the women Heads of State/Government.

98 children sexually harassed in four months

In the four months of the current fiscal year, a total of 98 incidents of sexual harassment to children have been recorded in the country. The Central Child Welfare Board maintained this recorded with continuous monitoring the data brought forth by the various media. Among these, 97 victims were the girl children who were raped, while a boy child was sexually abused by a foreign national. 

India says Pakistan hiding information by blocking access to bombing site

India said on Saturday Pakistan had “plenty to hide” by preventing journalists from accessing the site of an air strike by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan. Citing “security concerns”, Pakistani security officials on Thursday barred a Reuters team from climbing a hill in northeastern Pakistan to the site of a madrasa, or religious school, and a group of surrounding buildings that was targeted by Indian warplanes last week.

World champion U.S. women's soccer players sue federation for gender discrimination

The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday with allegations of gender discrimination just three months before they open their World Cup title defence in France. All 28 members of the United States squad were named as plaintiffs in federal court in Los Angeles on International Women’s Day and the lawsuit includes complaints about wages and nearly every other aspect of their working conditions.

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