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Heavy snowfall affects life in mountainous district in Karnali

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SURKHET — Heavy snowfall since Monday morning continued to affect life in mountainous districts including Mugu, Dolpa, Humla, Jumla and Kalikot.

People’s movements have been largely restricted, while vehicular movements on a long and short route came to a halt. Likewise, flights from and to the affected districts have been affected.

Snow started falling at 2 am on Monday and Khalanga in Jumla received half a feet snow, said Chief District Officer, Jumla Bishnu Poudel.

Snowfall occurs on the day of Maha Shivaratri every year, he added. The district recorded minus 6 degree today morning, according to the district weather field office, Jumla.

The snowfall will benefit farmers however. The district agricultural development office said the snowfall will help to irrigate crops grown by the farmers and to maintain temperature to plant apple saplings.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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