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NC leader Gurung files a complaint at TRC

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress leader Kul Bahadur Gurung has filed a complaint at the TRC against illegal seizure of his properties by Maoist cadres in Danabari, Ilam.

“I have been fighting for law and order as the Supreme Court has also asked the government to make necessary arrangements to provide compensation to victims like us as well as to return the captured properties. But, my family members, including my brothers and sisters, are yet to get back our own properties,” said Gurung.

Gurung has also claimed that Maoist cadres destroyed his home and tea garden on January 13, 2005.

“My struggle for rule of law will continue and I have filed my complaint at TRC expecting justice,” he added.

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Magnitude 8.2 quake rattles Fiji

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A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami.

The quake was 347.7 miles (560 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

“I would not expect any damage. People will feel it but it’s so deep that I would not expect any damage,” USGS geophysicist Jana Pursley said by telephone.

The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 8.0 and then upgraded to 8.2, a magnitude that could cause tremendous damage had it not been so deep.

The epicenter was located 167 miles (270 km) east of Levuka in Fiji and 275 miles (443 km) west of Neiafu in Tonga.

The area is located on the earthquake-prone Ring of Fire.

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