BAITADI — Bajhang district has been jolted by two fresh quakes on Saturday.
The quake with local magnitude 4.4 rocked the district at 6:08 am while another measuring 3.2 struck at 6:32 am, according to Kapil Maharjan, Technical Assistant at the Surkhet Regional Seismological Center.
The epicentre of both earthquakes was Mayan, 11 kilometres north-east from Chainpur, the district headquarters of Bajhang, added Maharjan.
Earlier quakes were realised on July 29 and 30 with their epicentres at the same place.
Locals have gathered at open place after the earthquake for safety.
Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari
GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.
He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.
Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.
The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.