JUMLA — Property worth Rs 30 million was destroyed after a fire broke out in the OPD Building of the Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health Sciences early Saturday morning.
The inferno destroyed the research center and laboratory as well as equipment used for x-ray, ultrasound and dental endoscopy, and its pharmacy completely, according to DSP Bishnu Hari Koirala of the District Police Office, Jumla. No human causality has been reported so far.
The fire occurred at 2:15 am today but the reason of the incident is not affirmed yet, said Hospital’s Director Dr Jabed Ahamad Khan.
The fire was brought under control within an hour of the incident with the help of the fire engine of Chandannath Municipality.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates President Bhandari
KATHMANDU — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered congratulations to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen the long-standing friendly relation between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes the solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy following the elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support Nepal’s efforts to consolidate democracy and to ‘build back better’ from the disastrous outcomes of the earthquake.Follow @gorkhapost