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Badarmude victims, Maoist Center sign 3-point agreement

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CHITWAN — The victims of Bandarmude incident and CPN (Maoist Centre) have signed a three-point agreement on Sunday.

CPN (MC) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is contesting in the secong phase elections from Chitwan constituency 3, signed the agreements with a section of the victims.

At least 38 people were killed, and 75 others were injured when the then Maoist rebels ambushed an overcrowded bus at Bandarmude in Madi of Chitwan district on June 6, 2005.

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As per agreement, initiatives will be taken to provide employment to the family members who depended on the victims, school-level education for children of the deceased, provide medical expenses of the injured, build a memorial park in 10 bigha area in remembrance of the victims, museum and a zoo and make the area a tourist spot.

An agreement has also been reached to form a committee that will estimate the education expense of the victims’ children and medical expenses of the injured till date.

The committee will comprise of three members from the victim’s side, three from CPN (MC) and one representative from Madi Municipality.

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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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