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NA rescues 21 people from landslide hit village in Dhading

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KATHMANDU — The Nepal Army has rescued 21 local people trapped in a landslide hit village of Dhading district on Saturday and Sunday.

A Nepal Army helicopter was used to airlift seven of them, including children and three impaired persons on Sunday.

A NA helicopter sent from Kathmandu with the disaster rescue team and the team mobilized from Devidatt Battalion jointly rescued the people, said NA’s Directorate of Public Relation

Four among the rescued have been taken to Nepal Red Cross Society Dhading for treatment at Dhadingbesi and three others at safe place of Meledanda of Ri village.

Following incessant rainfall, landslides hit Cheprang, Ri-9 of the district on Thursday night, posing threat to the settlement.

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Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta

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BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.

At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.

On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.

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