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Bailey bridge constructed over Jayashree River in Gaidakot

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A new Bailey bridge has been constructed over the Jayashree River along the East-West Highway in Gaidakot of Nawalparasi. Vehicles have started plying over the new bridge after the installation was completed yesterday evening.

Western Regional Road Division Office, Butwal had installed the bridge within two weeks. The beidge equipment were purchased Pokhara and installed within of 13 days, according to a sub-engineer Bishnu Khanal of the office.

Although the bridge is operational, vehicles weighing more than 50 tons are not allowed over the bridge, said Khanal. “The bridge was damaged because of over-burden vehicles, so if we don’t give careful consideration with respect to the heaviness of vehicles, we are well on the way to face some major snags soon,” he clarified.

Vehicles were plying through a diversion over the river after the bridge was damaged in the first week of August.

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Demand for legalizing same-sex marriage





KATHMANDU- Stakeholders concerned have demanded a law related to same-sex marriage in the context when the Nepal’s constitution and laws have accepted the concept of marital equality.

At an interaction program held with media about the issue of gender identity and sexual orientation by an organization named Yubalaya here Sunday, the demand came as a prompt need of the time by the people concerned.

The complaint of homosexuals was that they were deprived of marriage by choice in the absence of the legalization of same-sex marriage which according to them is the deprivation of fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.

Blue Diamond Society Program Officer Anuj Peter said though the constitution has promised to make special provisions for protection, empowerment or development of gender and sexual minorities, such vows are yet to be executed in practice.

Peter, who identifies himself as a homosexual, shares that he has been legally denied to marry a man of his choice.

Yubalaya Chair Sabin Singh highlighted the need of support from media and civil society to address the issue of gender identity and sexual minorities regarding same-sex marriage law.

The participants of the program put their queries about marital equality, broader sexual education and safe abortion.

As told by the Society, to date, 30 countries across the world have legalized same-sex marriage and endorsed a law towards that end and the Netherlands was the first country to legalize it in the end of 2000.

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