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2 Indians held with explosive materials in Dhading

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DHADING — Police said they have arrested two Indian nationals on Friday with explosive materials, which they were transporting to Kathmandu, at Khanikhola, along the Prithvi Highway, in Dhading district.

The arrestees have been identified as Raju Biswas,23, of Asam and Mohammad Ferman Ali,30, of Wes Bengal, India.

Police have also seized one two liter pressure cooker fitted with wires and two socket bombs from a passenger bus (Na 7 Kha 4976) heading to Kathmandu from Kakarbhitta during a security check.

Police suspected that the devices were being brought to Kathmandu to create terror and havoc among the voters and candidates.

Acting on a tip-off, police frisked a passenger bus and arrested two Indian nationals, this morning.

Recent days, attacks on candidates have risen with the second phase of House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections on the door steps.

The second phase of the Parliament and Provincial elections is slated on December 7 in 45 districts across the country.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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