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Head constable injured in clash in Bardia dies

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GULARIYA —

A head constable of Nepal Police who sustained serious wounds during a clash with demonstrators in Mainapokhar of Bardiaya district on Friday, has died while experiencing treatment.

Constable Dev Bahadur Pandey was seriously injured to his knee and died on his way to Nepalgunj for medical treatment on Friday.

Constable Pandey was attacked by a sharp weapon and was being taken to a medical facility in Nepalgunj after a huge loss of blood, according to Banke DSP Basanta Panta.

Constable Pandey’s body is being kept in Nepalgunj medical college.
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The incident occurred when the demonstrators including cadres of the parties demanding Tharuhat province obstructed and attempted to set two long-distance passenger buses that were on police escort to their destinations on fire.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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