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Bharatpur, Narayangadh declared no-horn zone

16 August, Chitwan: The Traffic Police here has decided to implement no-horn zone in Chitwan, thanks to the wise decision that has already helped in fostering traffic discipline in the crowded Kathmandu and Pokhara cities. As per the August 1 decision of the District Traffic Police Office, Chitwan, drivers are banned from blowing horn in the Bharatpur-based central bus terminal area, Chaubiskothi, Narayangadh bazaar highway, Aptari and the bypass road section except the emergency purpose. The decision comes into effect from tomorrow, Thursday. Honking horn has been prohibited in the district’s inner traffic routes as well, according to the...

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Relief materials distributed to 500 flood victim families in Saptari

16 August, Lahan: Relief materials have been distributed to 500 flood victim families of Inaruwa of Hanumannagar Kankalani Municipality-11 in Saptari district today. Saptari-based Shreepurraj Community Development Centre with the help of Caritas Nepal distributed 2-kg of beaten rice, 3-kg of puffed rice and 12 bottles of mineral water to each victim family, said Centre Chairperson, Sukhilal Chaudhary. Some 500 houses of the village were inundated due to flood in the Sundari and Mahuli rivulets following incessant rainfall....

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Eastern region records 47 casualties in landslide and flood

16 August, Biratnagar: A total of 47 people lost their lives and 15 people have gone missing in the flood and landslide in the eastern region till this morning. A total of 43 people died in flood including 17 people in Morang, 12 in Sunsari, 12 in Jhapa, one in Saptari and two in Udaypur. Similarly, two persons were killed in landslide in Panchthar and one in Ilam, according to the Eastern Regional Office, Biratnagar. Three persons have gone missing in Panchthar, two in Jhapa, four in Morang and one in Saptari in flood and landslide while three persons...

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Dang’s flood – stricken receive relief

16 August, Tulsipur (Dang): The local authorities here have distributed relief packages to the victims of flood and landslides. The flood – stricken in Tulsipur sub metropolis – 13, Lamahi municipality – 8 and 9 along with various wards in Dangisharan rural municipality received relief on Tuesday. Relief packages were distributed among a total of 38 families in Tulsipur, 38 in Dangisharan and 25 families in Lamahi municipality. The victims have called on the state for immediate rehabilitation and management of food and shelter. The team led by Chief District Officer (CDO) Gajendra Bahadur Shrestha distributed the relief packages...

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Electric power restored in Morang and Sunsari

16 August, Biratnagar: Power supply has been restored in Morang and Sunsari districts after five days of blackout. The power supply to the districts was cut off after monsoon – triggered flooding entered the substation building at Sunsari causing considerable damages to the equipment on Friday night. The water was drawn out of the building through six pumping sets on Sunday. The electric power was restored after tests were carried out on the equipment inundated by the floodwaters. Although the power supply resumed last night, many places faced power outage from 3 am onwards. The members of the general...

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China, Nepal vow to further promote pragmatic

16 August, Kathmandu: Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang and Nepali Deputy Prime Minister Bijay Kumar Gachhadar agreed on Tuesday to make joint efforts to further advance pragmatic cooperation between the two countries. Calling China and Nepal trustworthy friends and partners for cooperation of mutual benefit, Wang said China is willing to join hands with Nepal to implement consensus reached between leaders of the two neighbors so as to promote their pragmatic cooperation under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative. The Chinese vice premier called on the two sides to expand bilateral trade and investment, increase connectivity including construction...

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Dr KC postpones fast-onto-death strike

15 August, Kathmandu: Dr Govinda KC, who was on a fast-unto-death, postponed his strike today. Today was the 23rd day since he began his strike. Senior orthopaedic surgeon at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Dr KC was on his 11th hunger strike, demanding overall reforms in the country’s medical education and health sector. Dr KC postponed the hunger strike by organizing a press meet at 8:00 pm today. He said that he felt regret staging the hunger strike in a critical situation when the whole country was suffering from natural disaster. He further shared to continue his protest...

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EC urges PM to announce election date

15 August, The Chief Election Commissioner and other Commissioners of Election Commission (EC) have urged Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to announce the date of election to the House of Representative for the third week of coming November. Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav and Commissioners Narendra Dahal, Ishwori Prasad Poudyal and Sudhir Kumar Shah met with the Prime Minister on Tuesday and urged to announce the poll date for third week of November by tomorrow, EC’s spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said. On the occasion, the office-bearers of the EC recalled the PM to provide the report of...

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Lawmakers draw govt. attention for effective rescue, relief and rehabilitation of flood victims

15 August, Kathmandu: Lawmakers have urged the government to pay attention in immediate and effective rescue, relief distribution and rehabilitation of landslide and flood victims. Speaking in the special hour of today’s meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, lawmakers also demanded to provide at least Rs 500,000 to each family of those killed in flood and to increase the amount provided by the government for maintenance of the damaged houses. Mahesh Acharya of the Nepali Congress said that the government should prioritize rescue, relief and rehabilitation task and all should join hands on it. Similarly, Rekha Sharma of the CPN (Maoist...

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Nepal – China seal agreements on petroleum products survey, investment and promotion

15 August, Kathmandu: Nepal and China have sealed three important agreements with long term impact on Nepal’s socio-economic development. Following on the heels of a high-level dialogue among the top government officials from both the neighbours, agreements were held on three different topics – Economic and Technological Cooperation, China -Aid Oil and Gas Resources Survey Project and Framework Agreement on Promotion of Investment and Economic Cooperation. The top officials signed the agreements in the presence of Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yang, Deputy Prime Minister, Bijay Kumar Gachhadar, DPM and Foreign...

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