16 persons killed in Chhintang incident 38 years ago declared martyrs

Chhintang incident

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The government has decided to declare the 16 persons killed in Chhintang incident 38 years ago as martyrs.

A cabinet meeting held on Friday took the decision. 16 people were killed in Khoku of Chinntang in November 13, 1979 during a mass gathering organized by the then CPN-ML when the security personnel open fired at the mass following an order from the then Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa.

Likewise, the meeting has decided to promote (Judicial Service) Mahendranath Upadhyay to the post of chief registrar.
As per the decision of the meeting, Hemraj Panta has been appointed to the post of chair of Appellate Committee.

More, the meeting agreed to accept loan assistance of Rs 8 billion to be received from the World Bank for the Livestock Center Innovation Project.

Besides, the government is issuing an order for conducting the Economic Census from the first day of the Nepali year 2075 BS.
The meeting has agreed to give permission to incumbent Nepalese Army’s major general Gaurab Tandul to compete in the UN Force Commander by promoting him to the post of Lieutenant General. Similarly, Colonel Gehendra Raj Maharjan (technical) has been promoted to the post of brigadier general.

Though the meeting held general discussions on the issues relating to the appointment of chiefs of provinces and the province capitals, it agreed to hold further discussions with political parties to decide on them.

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