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Dahal leaves for China

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KATHMANDU —

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal left for China on Monday on a weeklong visit at the invitation of the Communist Party of China.

Conversing with media persons before traveling to China, Dahal said it is dependent upon the political parties in Nepal to end the halt in the constitution writing procedure.

Chairman Dahal said that consensus on new constitution was conceivable if the ruling parties become adaptable on issues identified with state rebuilding.

Dahal said, aside from its stance over system of governance, his party was ready for a consensus.

“We will inform Chinese leaders about the most recent political circumstance here. If their proposals are certain, we’ll take them,” he said.

He, nonetheless, said the goodwill and backing of the neighboring India and China is crucial all the while. Dahal is joined by his wife Sita and party General Secretary Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

During his stay there, the opposition leader will meet senior Chinese leaders.

He is said to hold talks on respective relations, and the continuous peace and constitution writing process in Nepal.

The Maoist leaders won’t be meeting with the Chinese president and government authorities.

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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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