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Nepal agriculture minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

Jul 02, 2015    

Khatmandu:Nepal's agriculture minister resigned Thursday following a storm of criticism after videos and photographs of him attempting to hug women during recent festival celebrations were posted online, officials said.Images of Hari Prasad Parajuli, minister for agriculture development, trying to grab and hug women during Tuesday's celebrations marking the beginning of the annual rice planting season went viral on social media late Wednesday, sparking accusations of sexual harassment.Surya Thapa, a spokesman for Parajuli's Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) party, told AFP, "the photos and v...

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