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Nepal-India relations moving ahead in new grounds: PM Oli

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BIRGUNJ — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Nepal-India relations are moving ahead in new grounds for mutual benefits.

He said so while laying a foundation stone of Garment Processing Centre in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Sauraha in Jeetpur Simara Sub Metropolitan-4 in Bara district on Sunday.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of ruling CPN-UML,is set to embark on an official visit to southern neighbor on Friday (Apr 6, 2018).

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“It’s a first step for import oriented economy like Nepal towards entering into the new phase of economic prosperity,” Oli said adding, “Poverty, diseases, hunger and backwardness would be eliminated from Nepal.”

Oli further stressed, “No one can halt the path Nepal has set for prosperity.”

PM Oli said neighboring countries India, China and other nations are supporting Nepal’s path towards development and economic prosperity.

The processing centre would be built in 140 bighas of land out of 843 bighas separated for SEZ, one of the national pride projects in Bara district.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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