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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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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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