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Country will enter into new era after election : UML Chair Oli

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DANG — CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the elections were being held for economic prosperity and political stability in the country.

Addressing an election gathering organised by the Joint Communist Alliance in Ghorahi Wednesday, the former prime minister said it was for the same reason that the electoral alliance was forged between CPN-MC and the CPN-UML.

Stating that the country would enter a new era following the elections, he claimed that the people in the country would no longer have to sleep empty stomach henceforth.

Stating that the communist forces united as the NC leadership could not give a way to the country, he claimed that the next government would be a communist government to accelerate development of the country.

He also questioned the intention behind the banda or general strike called by the Biplav Maoist when the leaders are holding mass meeting to express their views before the people

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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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