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ANNISU-R asks govt to address Dr KC’s demands

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KATHMANDU — All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) on Wednesday asked the government to address Dr Govinda KC’s demands and spare his life expressing its solidarity with his fast unto-death hunger strike.

Sewanta Raj Bhandari, coordinator, ANNISU-R, said on a statement that Dr KC had been staging hunger strike to end the ill practices in the medical education sector.

Dr KC, an orthopaedic surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, had begun his eighth fast-unto-death on July 10, demanding reforms in the medical education sector.

“The hospital administration has not been providing even minimum medical facilities to Dr KC, who is staging hunger strike with a good intention,” the statement read.

Dr KC has put forth a four-point demand, including impeachment of Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lokman Singh Karki.

He has also demanded that no new medical college be granted university affiliation for the next 10 years.

Dr KC has also demanded to amend the draft of the Medical Education Act with provisions for at least a medical college in all the provinces, free education in all government run medical colleges, withdrawal of the bill on establishing a separate medical academy are among the others.

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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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