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3 buried in Gorkha landslide

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GORKHA — At least three persons have been buried by a landslide that hit Kerauja VDC in the district on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at 11 am today. Three others were rescued by the locals.

They were buried by the landslide while they were repairing a road damaged by landslide.

Chinmaya Gurung, 30, Sandip Ghale, 15, and Kanchi Maya Gurung, 45, died in the landslide, acording to DSP Birendra Thapa.

Punge Gurung, 40, Ukal Gurung and Sukaram Ghale, 12, are rescued. The condition of Ghale is said to be critical.

The injured are brought to Machi Khola health post for treatment.

The landslide area is situated at a remote part of the district which has hampered rescue efforts.

Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta informed the district administration is preparing to inform the Home Ministry about the incident and ask for a chopper to rescue the injured.

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Nepal ranked 122nd among 180 countries in 2017 corruption perceptions index

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has moved nine position up to rank 122nd in an annual index of countries deemed the least corrupt published by graft watchdog Transparency International.

The country attained a score of 31 in TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017. Nepal was ranked 131th in the Corruption Perceptions Index in 2016.

Countries that took the top positions in the latest index, which ranked 180 countries, include New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland.

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South African country Somalia ,with 9 score, is the most corrupted countries among 180 countries.

Among South Asian countries, Bhutan is the least corrupt countries where as Afghanistan is the most corrupt countries. India ranked in 85 , Bhutan ranked in 29th, Sri Lanka in 97,Maldives 118th, Pakistan in 123 and Bangladesh ranked in 146 position.

TI, in its index, measures countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The 2017 index is based on 13 surveys covering expert assessments and views of business people.

Countries are then scored on a scale of zero, for highly corrupt, to 100, for very clean.

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