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Civilized society thru cleanliness : Prachand

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KATHMANDU — CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that a civilized society would be built only if norms and values of sanitation can be spread across the nation.

At a special programme organised by Green City Hospital on the occasion of 50th week of Ring Road Clean-Up Campaign here today, Chairman Dahal urged all to join hands in this campaign at a time when the country is involved in the mega campaign of nation building.

Similarly, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ said that it was necessary to launch a campaign against the waste as it is the enemy of the people.

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He said action would be taken against those throwing waste in public vehicles as well as parking vehicles unsystematically.

Likewise, Minister for Forest and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, said that the constitution has guaranteed the right to live in clean and healthy environment.

He said all should work to build healthy environment, adding the mega campaign should be launched by integrating clean-up campaign of all sectors.

Deputy-Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Hari Prabha Khadgi, Mayor of Tokha municipality, Prakash Adhikari, among others expressed their views.

The campaign launched from April 15, 2017 has so far collected more than 750 metric tonnes of waste and more than 25,000 people have participated in it, said campaigner Lok Bahadur Tandon.

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Dozen injured as police baton charge protesters

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JUMLA — Police resorted to baton charge after intense protests from students and locals on Thursday in suuport od agitating Dr Govind KC at Karnali Academy of Health Science premises.

The government has prewpared to airlift Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, adn sent a speicial team anf Nepal Army helicopter from Nepalgunf.

Protests then have erupted at the vicinity of the institution.

The Karnali province government official’s team had reached KAHS to make preparation to send Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu for medical treatment, forcefully, if necessary.

Karnali CM and Law Minister were barred from seeing the agitating doctor by the students inside the hospital premises and were met with protest outside as they were exiting the academy.

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Meanwhile, over a dozen students and doctors have been injured in the police lathicharge. Students as well as locals are protesting against the government’s move to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu demanding the government to carry out talks and fulfil Dr KC’s demand in Jumla itself, before taking him to Kathmandu.

The security personnel have also misbehaved with the members of media and threatened to vandalise their equipment if they took photographs of the incident.

After dozens being injured, Dr KC has agreed to come to Kathmandu.

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