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Laprak people hail govt resettlement plan

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GORKHA — The earthquake-ravaged folks of Laprak who have been living in temporary camps after being displaced from their residences are happy with the government decision to give them Guptipakha.

People here have welcomed the government’s decision to develop well-managed and integrated settlement plan in Guptipakha, said Kisan Gurung, a local.

There is no bound of happiness among the Laprak locals when the earthquake survivors got land to build their permanent resident.

The old areas of Laprak now is insecure and precarious due to April 25 earthquake and landslide.

The lower land of the Laprak has seen big cracks owing to the landslide and earthquake.

The government has decided to provide Guptipakha stretching over 18.32 hectares of land to 627 earthquake-affected households of Laprak after nine months of the devastating disaster.

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One Nepali dies another severely injured in Maryland gun shooting

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One Nepali had died and another severly injured injured in a gun shooting incident at a drugstore distribution center in Maryland, USA on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Brinda Giri, 41 from Baltimore — originally from Kaski and maternal home in Parbat,Nepal, according to Harry Bhandari,a Democratic candidate for state delegate from District 8 and a teacher with Baltimore City Schools.

Giri, a mother of two had recently moved to the US from Nepal to meet her husband who has been living there for 10 years.

Bhandari,who is a community leader and candidate for state delegate, said that another Nepali Purna Acharya is badly injured in the incident.

Acharya is being treated at a local hospital reads the press release by Police.

The shooting took place at Rite Aid distribution center in Aberdeen, 35 miles North-East from Baltimore. Isnochiya Moajli, 26, a co-worker said bullets were fired at local time 9 PM. The shooter shot others and himself at last.

Police rushed injured Giri to a hospital, where she died.

Three Americans have also died in the incident.

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