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PM Oli urges Chief Ministers to get down to competitive development

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the Chief Ministers to get down to competitive development for the country’s prosperity.

In a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all the seven provinces at his office today, the Prime Ministsr has pointed out the need of competition between the province governments for the country’s better development, progress and prosperity.

He had summoned the Chief Ministers to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.

Stating that there was not much time for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, he said the only option was to move ahead on the path to prosperity in the remaining 13 years.

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“We waged successful revolutions in various phases and now there is no alternative to the local, provincial and federal governments than to moving forward on the path of prosperity,” Prime Minister’s press coordinator Chetan Adhikari quoted the PM as saying in the meeting with the Chief Ministers.

The Prime Minister also gave directives for resolving the problem to do with giving complete shape to the laws needed by the province government through the facilitation committee formed under the coordination of the Attorney General.

“We should all work towards poverty eradication; now nobody will die due to cold in Tarai. What is required for the province government, please be clear and put your views,” PM Oli said.

On a separate topic, Prime Minister Oli said nobody would be allowed to interfere in the country’s internal affairs and that relations based on equality and goodwill would be maintained with all neighbouring countries.

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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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