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Quake-damaged house collapses, one dead


Quake-damaged house collapses, one dead

CHARIKOT, JUL 08 – A worker died when a house damaged by the earthquake collapsed in Dolakha district headquarters on Wednesday.

Worker Gopi Krishna Thami of Chyamawati-9 Suspa in the district died when the house came crashing down today. Another worker Man Bahadur Thami was injured in the incident.

Chief District Officer Devendra Lamichhane informed that five persons buried under the rubbles were rescued alive. “The house was alongside a busy road. We are searching the debris to look if anyone was trapped under it,” said Lamichhane.

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Justices appointment my first priority: CJ Shrestha

KATHMANDU, JUL 08 – Supreme Court Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha assumed his office from today after taking oath of his office and secrecy.

Shrestha was administered oath by President Ram Baran Yadav amid a function at president’s office in Sheetal Niwas.

Talking to reporters after assuming office, Shrestha said that he will put the appointment of justices as his first priority to handle the growing number of cases. “The case files are piling up. But there are few justices to look into them. So my first priority will be to appoint judges to check the growing number of cases,” Shrestha said.

He also assured that the appointment of judges will be free from any political interference.

Describing judiciary as a free organ of the state, Shrestha urged everyone to let it function freely without i...

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RPP-N announces fresh stir

KATHMANDU, JUL 05 – The Rastriya Prajatantra Party- Nepal (RPP-N) on Sunday announced protest programmes demanding termination of secularism and re-establishment of Hindu state. The party has announced district centered stir all over the nation starting July 7.

Announcing the protest programme, RPP-N said that the party is planning to stage protest outside the Constituent Assembly (CA) building on July 7. As part of the protest, separate rallies would be taken out from three districts of Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur) and the rallies will converge outside CA building.

“We will begin Capital-centered protest from the first week of Shrawan (third week of July),” read a press statement issued after the party’s Central Committee meeting, “Our party lawmakers will play a v...

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Heavy rain hampers flights at TIA

KATHMANDU, JUL 05 – Services from the country’s only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport , were hampered by heavy rain on Sunday afternoon.

Multiple inbound flights were put on hold on the air while one was diverted to Dhaka, Bangladesh, due to low visibility. The rain also affected flights of some international carriers and domestic air service providers.

Flights of Nepal Airlines, Air Arabia, Jet Airways have been put on hold while another from China Southern Airways landed after a long delay.

TIA officials said that the Meteorological Forecasting Division has not sent any information about when the weather will i

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Draft constitution brews new conflict: Chairman Yadav

July, Parsa : Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has warned that the first draft of the new constitution brought against democratic norms would brew new conflict in the country.

At a press meet organized by the Madhesi Journalists’ Association at Biragunj today, Chairman Yadav argued that the draft constitution brought in line with the 16-pont agreement among the four major political parties was against the principles of federalism, inclusiveness and proportional electoral system which would end to instability , corruption and vicious circle of conflict.

He further said it was the four-party syndicate trying to usher the country into new phase of conflict.

The Chairman was of the view that the only constitution addressing the issues of the Madhesi, indigenous, ...

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