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16 killed in landslide in India’s Arunachal Pradesh

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ITANAGAR — At least 16 people were killed in a landslide in Tawang area of India’s Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

The landslide occurred near Phamla village in Tawang.

According to ANI news agecny, rescue operations have now completed and 16 bodies have been recuperated.

Police officer Nabin Payeng said the mudslide cleared through a a labor camp at a construction site in Tawang, a tourist spot in Arunachal Pradesh early Friday.

Three workers escaped from the camp at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters (7,500 feet), Payeng said.

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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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