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Dry landslide obstructs Daram River in Baglung

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BAGLUNG — A dry landslide has blocked the Daram River at Manewa in Righa VDC-7 of Baglung district on Sunday morning at around 5 am.

The landslide has formed a huge lake in the River, and disrupted power supply in various parts of the district as the landslide has washed away electricity poles of central transmission line, according to police.

Scores of vehicles plying the Mid-Hill Postal Highway have been stranded following the incident.

A police team deployed from the Area Police Office, Harichaur, under the command of Inspector has already reached the incident site, the District Police Office, Baglung, informed.

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Newly appointed guvs take oath of office and secrecy

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed governors of all seven provinces on Friday amid a special function at the official residence of the President, Shital Niwas.

All seven governors appointed as the ceremonial state heads by the incumbent government on Wednesday were sworn-in at 4:00 pm Friday in Sheetal Niwas, according to Keshav Ghimire, joint secretary at the Office of the President.

Thegovernment had appointed Prof Govinda Subba as governor of Province 1, Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha as governor of Province 2, Anuradha Koirala for 3, Baburam Kunwar for 4, Umakanta Jha for 5, Durga Khanal for 6 and Mohan Raj Malla for Province 7.

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Immediately after their sworn in by the president, the election body on Friday itself handed over the name lists of those elected to the provincial assemblies under the proportional representation (PR) category in the polls held November 26 and December 7.

As per the legal provisions, the election body needs to submit the name lists of members elected to the provincial assemblies to the governors within five days after announcing the poll results.

Before that, the EC had distributed the certificates to the winning candidates, paving the way for the formation of provincial assemblies and for conducting the upper house elections slated for February 7.

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