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HoR Regulations-2075 endorsed with majority votes

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KATHMANDU — The Lower House has endorsed the House of Representatives Regulations, 2075 BS with majority votes on Friday. A meeting of the House of Representatives held Friday afternoon endorsed the Regulations with majority votes.

The draft proposal for House of Representatives Regulations was tabled by Chairperson of Regulations Draft Committee, Krishna Bhakta Pokharel.

The Regulations have been developed to regulate and manage the operations of the House. According to the new regulations, any lawmakers arrested on criminal charge will not be suspended and lawmakers arrested on the criminal charge will remain the Member of Parliament.

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Lawmakers taking part in discussions on the draft proposal suggested the endorsement of Regulations through a consensus. A total of 15 lawmakers registered six draft amendment proposals. Lamakers Durga Poudel, Yashoda Gurung Subedi, Purna Kumari Subedi, Nara Bahadur Dhami and Minendra Prasad Rijal participated in discussions.

Janamorcha lawmaker Durga Paudel and Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmaker Prem Suwal had voted in favour of suspension of lawmakers.

Committee Chair Pokharel ruled out any further discussion on the matter of suspension of lawmakers charged with criminal offense, as there already is a provision in place that such lawmakers will face discontinuation of facilities and perks entitled to them.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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