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NC prepares to obstruct today’s House meeting

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party Nepali Congress is preparing to make a strong protest in the Legislature Parliament against the government’s failure to address the concerns of earthquake victims during the eight months.

The party is preparing to impede today’s House meeting, seeking government’s assurance to address the NC’s concerns on the performance of National Reconstruction Authority.

Claiming that the ruling UML party has been doling out money from the fund to its non-government organizations (NGOs) through the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the NC said it would raise this issue in the Legislature-Parliament meeting on Wednesday.

Yesterday, NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba held a day-long discussion at the NC’s PP office with the party’s lawmakers from earthquake-affected districts.

At a meeting attended by the lawmakers of the quake-affected districts and district presidents, most of the participants accused the government of not providing any relief to the real quake victims, according to lawmaker Ram Hari Khatiwada.

Following the discussion, Deuba instructed party lawmakers to bring to light misuse of authority and funds collected for earthquake victims.

The NC said the UML has been benefiting its cadres by recruiting them in various NGOs funded by the government, and thereby depriving the real quake victims of the quake relief.

Wednesday’s House meeting will be obstructed and the protest will continue until the government assures NC that it will not politicise reconstruction work or relief distribution among the earthquake victims, said NC’s lawmaker.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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