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Flood wreaks havoc in Sindupalchowk

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MELAMCHI — The flood that consistently occurred since Tuesday following heavy rain in Sindhupalchowk district and bordering Tibetan zone has wreaked havoc in Liping and Gati of Tatopani of the district.

However, there is no human casualty in the disaster and now the water level is gradually going down, police informed.

The incessant rain in Tibetan territory adjacent to the district border is likely to inundate human settlements in different areas of Sindhupalchowk including Tatoapni, Barhabise, Lamosanghu and Khandichaur.

The houses at Liping Bazaar nearby the Nepal-China Friendship Bridge are at high risk of flood while 25 houses and huts from Tatopani to Barhabise have been already swept away.

The flood has devastated Tatopani-based Mansarobar Boarding School and swept away a canteen of Tatopani Customs Office and two tippers there.

The flood has also eroded several portions of the around 21-km road stretch along the Araniko Highway disrupting people’s movement, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office Barhabise Raju Pandey.

It may take months to bring back the disrupted road into operation. As the flood has taken away a big portions of Jambu road of Gati VDC it may not be feasible to resume the operation of the road section without finding alternative route.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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