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3 new municipalities recommended in Salyan

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SALYAN — The Salyan District Development Committee has recommended the Ministry of Local Development to declare three more municipalities in the district.

A board meeting of the Salyan DDC set forth the proposal to recommendation to add municipalities composing of the VDCs where main commercial centers of the district are located.

The meeting held on Monday recommended to the Ministry for declaring Sallibazaar, Chhayanchhetra and Kapurkot as municipalities, said DDC’s Information Officer Purna Bahadur Oli.

It is noted that Sharada and Bagchaur of the district were already declared as municipality.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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