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10 Nepali workers killed in landslide near Dehradun of Uttarakhand

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KATHMANDU — At least 10 Nepali workers were killed in a landslide in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

The landslide occurred at Chetra town of Tyuni block, around 150 kilometers away from Dehradun district headquarters.

The victims were daily wagers working on a project under the Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojna, the Press Trust of India reported.

According to the Hindustan Times report, local authorities have recuperated their bodies on Monday evening after they were buried under boulders in a landslide the night before during a heavy storm.

The report added that total of 16 workers had taken shelter under the boulders and they had got trapped when the landslide dislodged the rocks.

“The remaining six workers were injured, five of who were sent to Tyuni and one to Dehradun for medical treatment.”

The Uttarakhand government has announced an ex-gratia of IRs 400,000 each to the bereaved families, according to the reports.

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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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