KATHMANDU — A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday has approved Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official state visit to India scheduled for April 6-8, according to government spokesperson and State Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota.
Baskota said that the Cabinet meetin has also finalised the names of three ministers who will accompany Prime Minister during his visit.
The cabinet meeting has also decided to table the ordinances related to Health Profession Education, Truth and Reconciliation Commission and ordinance on the election of members of National Assembly at the Parliament.
Likewise, the meeting also decided to extend the deadline of District Education Office to mid-July until the District Education Coordination Committee is formed.Follow @gorkhapost
Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari
ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.
It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.
The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.
Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.
Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.
He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.Follow @gorkhapost