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Arun River blocked forming a 3-kilometre dam

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SANKHUWASABHA — Debris from Barun River blocked the Arun River forming a 3-kilometre dam at Syaksila Gola in Hatiya, Sankhuwasabha district. The dammed river has posed a risk to around 80 families living in the area.

The river was blocked by overwhelming flood debris from Barun River,according to DSP at Sankhuwasabha District Police Office, Gautam Kumar KC.

The incident site is 2-day walk from the district headquarters Khandbari.

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Chief District Officer Shivaraj Joshi  informed that around 22 security personnel under Hedamna Sub-Inspector and 13 police personnel from Hatiyagola have reached the incident site for rescue operation.

Meanwhuile, a meeting of the Natural Disaster Rescue Committee is under way.

Joshi informed that a team of Nepal Army has been deployed in the area. The army will inspect the dam site by helicopter and bring in additional personnel to conduct the operation.

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RJPN splits in its anniversary, disgruntled leaders form new party

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KATHMANDU — A dissatisfied leaders of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) including Vice Chairman Ashok Kumar Yadav announced on Friday that they have quit the party to form a new party under his leadership.

Organising a press conference at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Friday, Yadav and 32 other members left the party and announced a new party named Rastriya Janta Party (Loktantrik). According to which Ashok Kumar Yadav is appointed as a coordinator, Ritesh Kumar Singh, deputy coordinator and Jeevan Shah as general secretary.

Subash Chandari Biraji and Jeevan Sah have been appointed as General Secretaries in the 11-member ad hoc committee while Sadhana Yadav and Lakki Sharma as Secretaries, Madhu Maya Yadav as Treasurer and Dipendra Yadav as spokesperson.

Likewise, Dharma Raj Gupta, Bipana Acharya and Sambhu Pandit are the members of central ad hoc committee.

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Coordinator Yadav accused the party leadership of remaining indifferent in piling pressure on the government to amend the constitution.

Saying that Madhes is still lagging behind in terms of development, Yadav said the Rastriya Janata Party (Democratic) will focus its activities on development.

LAst year on the same day on April 20, 2017,six Madhes-based parties — Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawana Party, Mahendra Yadav-led Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, Sharat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party and Rajkishor Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Ganatantrik and Anil Jha-led Nepal Sadbhawana Party– had announced their unification to form Rastirya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).

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