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Executive president is not agenda of present time: Dahal

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CHITWAN — Chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has said that executive president was not the agenda of the present time.

Speaking at a news conference organised by Press Chautari Nepal and Press Centre, Chitwan, here today, Chairman Dahal, who was elected as a lawmaker from Chitwan Constituency no 3, said it was the time of good governance, development and prosperity.

He further said that the incumbent government has unveiled the budget, which will gradually bring the national economy in balance and addressed the most of the issues mentioned in the party’s manifesto.

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The CPN Chairman said that discussion was underway to bring Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) on board the incumbent government.

He said although the regulations is silent over the issue of lawmakers charged with crime, the parties have agreed to include word ‘suspend’ in the Act.

Chairman Dahal also clarified that the government would take stern action against the contractors failing to complete the works on time.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari





ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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