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Bhotekoshi sweeps away 15 more houses

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SINDHUPALCHOWK — A flood in Bhotekoshi River swept away 15 more houses in Sindhupalchok district on Saturday, according to police.

With this, the number of houses swept away by the flood d in the Bhotekoshi River has reached 52.

The flood washed away 12 houses in Tatopani and three houses in Liping of the area.

The flood also swept away a Ncell tower in Kodari.

Meanwhile, Nepal Red Cross Society Sindhupalchowk Chapter has begun dispersing relief to the flood and landslide victims in Tatopani, Naya Basti and Bahrabise areas.

In a joint effort with the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee, the Society touched base at the Liping Bazaar with 50 sets of of tarpaulin sheets, 50 blankets, 25 sets of kitchen ware, 250 kilos of rice grains, 50 kilos of pulses, 25 packets of salt, oil, sanitation kits, and 2000 packs of Jivan Jal.

The relief materials stored at Tatopani VDC Office will be provided to the victims in collaboration with local administration, Red Cross, Nepal Police and the locals, Nepal Red Cross Society’s Kamal Charan Kashyapati, said.

Society’s Executive Director, Indra KC, said the relief materials were distributed among the victims of landslides and floods in Tatopani, Naya Basti and Bharabise.

The Nepal Army has also set up tents in at least 6 places while the District Health Office has arrived with essential medicines. The NA has also airlifted those in risk to safety.

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President nominates NA members

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KATHMANDU — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has nominated three persons to the post of National Assembly Members on the recommendation of the government on Tuesday.

President Bhandari has nominated former Vice Chairman of National Planning Commission (NPC) Yubaraj Khatiwada (Jhapa), CPN Maoist Centre lawmaker Ram Narayan Bidari (Makawanpur) and former NPC member Bimala Poudel Rai (Morang) to the posts as per Section B of the Article 86 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal, according to the Office of the President.

Earlier today, a meeting of Council of Ministers had recommended their names to the president after withdrawing the recommendations made by the erstwhile Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government.

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Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed its serious reservation over the government recommendation on National Assembly (NA) members.

NC Spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma said that NC has protested the governmen decision on new recommendation to the NA that was made by calling back the recommendation made by Deuba-led government.

The Deuba-led government had recommended the names of Chandani Joshi, Gopal Basnet and Krishna Prasad Poudel as the NA members.

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