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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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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs





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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