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10 million rupees donated for Dharahara reconstruction

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Reinsurance Company Ltd has donated Rs 10 million for the ‘I will build my Dharahara Trust’ on Tuesday.

The Company Chairman Mahesh Kumar Guragain handed over the money to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at his official residence in Baluwatar.

PM Oli expressed joy at the people’s increasing participation in reconstructing the Dharahara landmark.

He said that the reconstruction would cost around Rs 3 billion and stressed on need for support from any individual or company.

The Trust was launched after the PM and ministers donated a month’s worth of salary.

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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor

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RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.

The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.

Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.

Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.

Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.

During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.

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