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7 new ministers sworn in

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KATHMANDU — Seven Cabinet ministers, including three Deputy Prime Ministers (DPMs) were sworn in on Thursday.

With this latest expansion, the Cabinet has now 26 ministers, including the prime minister, six deputy prime ministers, 17 ministers and two state ministers.

This is the first time in Nepal’s political history that Nepal has had six DPMs.

DPM and Defense Minister Bhim Rawal, DPM and Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Chitra Bahadur KC, DPM and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare CP Mainali took the oath.

Similarly, Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel, Information and Communication Technology Minister Sher Dhan Rai, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Ananda Pokharel, and Minister without portfolio Shanta Manavi were also sworn in.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli appointed Mabani as Labor Minister in place of Asta Laxmi Shakya after the last turned down the offer of ecclesiastical compartment

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed ministers in the midst of a special function organized at the President’s office in Sheetal Niwas.

VP Nanda Kishor Pun Pasang and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, among other ministers, were available amid the swearing in function.

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Massive fire destroys entire settlement at Madhuban in Sunsari





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ITAHARI — A massive fire that broke out at Ikrahi settlement at Baraha Kshetra Municipality-11 here Saturday night has destroyed goods and property worth more than Rs 6 million. However, no human casualties have been reported in the incident so far.

The fire gutted around 82 shelters with corrugated zinc and straw roofs in the settlement, said Kedar Bista, the Baraha Kshetra Municipality Ward No 11 Chairman.

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He said it is estimated that goods and property worth more than 6 million rupees have been destroyed.

According to him, the entire settlement was destroyed and some children were also injured by fire. Two cattle heads were killed in the incident. It is not known how and from whose house the fire started.

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