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1 dies in Rapti boat capsize

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CHITWAN — One person died and seven others injured after a boat carrying 50 travelers overturned in the Rapti River at Chitwan national park on Wednesday.

Dev Kumar Shrestha, 5, of Lakka-1 in Solukhubu, passed on in the mischance, SP at Chitwan District Police, Basanta Bahadur Kunwar, said. Shrestha was rushed to Bharatpur Hospital for treatment where he was announced dead.

The doomed boat was carrying the people heading to attend a religious fair at famous Bikram Baba.

Dev Kumar’s sibling Keshar Shrestha, 12, Binita Gurung, 22, of Bharatpur Sub-Metropolitan City, Durga Sunar, 35, of Kathar-8 in Chitwan, Ashma Gurung, 24, of Birendranagar Municpality-10, and her three-year-old child Gora Gurung , among others were injured, police said.

They are undergoing treatment at Bharatpur Hospital. Three of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

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Finance Committee meeting deferred until 1 pm today

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KATHMANDU— The meeting of the Finance Committee under the House of Representatives that was scheduled at 9 am today has been postponed until 1 pm.

The meeting was put off for lack of a quorum, said Chairperson of committee Krishna Prasad Dahal. Until 9:30 am, only nine members of the 25-member committee were present in the meeting.

Issues relating to capital expenditures and non-budgetary release of fund were scheduled for discussion in the meeting.

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