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Man arrested on charge of sleeping overnight on top of Britain’s Parliament

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A 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday morning in the wake of spending around eight hours on the top of Britain’s Parliament building, media reported.

Media reports said the man appeared at around 9 p.m. on Saturday. The police officers, mediators and fire police were called at the scene after 15 minutes, according to Xinhua news agency.

The man, wearing a grey top and black trousers, was pacing here and there between buttresses on the edge of the roof. He was arrested at 5 a.m. on Sunday, and was taken to a central London police headquarters.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of criminal damage and trespassing. As such, the reason with reference to why he stayed on the top was not known, Scotland Yard said.

Some media reports said the roof of the parliament building has been targeted by campaign groups who oppose an airport construction project at the Heathrow airport.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar





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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