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Chitra Bahadur KC reelected Rastriya Janamorcha chairman

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RUPANDEHI — The third national conference of the Rastriya Janamorcha held in Butwal of Rupandehi district has reelected Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Poverty Alleviation Chitra Bahadur KC unanimously as its Chairman, on Sunday night.

Likewise, Rashmi Raj Nepali has been elected the Executive Chairman, Badre Alam and Durga Paudel as the two Vice-Chairpersons, Janak Raj Sharma the General Secretary, Hem Lal Puri the Secretary and Om Bahadur KC the Treasurer.

The 31 central members were also elected amid the conference. The national conference has elected six alternate members, six advisors and a 200-member National Council.

Meanwhile, the Rastriya Janamorcha has decided to wage a movement calling for scrapping the federalism, citing federalism has sown the seeds of disintegration and communal discord in the country.

The conference has also unanimously passed the party Chairman’s political proposal that emphasises establishing a unitary system of governance with democratic decentralisation and local self-governance.

The party also concluded that the country was passing through a difficult situation and called on all parties to be united to face it.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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