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No load shedding except in industrial corridor: NEA

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KATHMANDU — The Nepal Electricity Authority has said that no power outage exist in any part of the country except in industrial corridor.

Stating that power cuts due to technical problems cannot be called as load shedding, the NEA has said that power supply has been deducted for three hours in industrial corridors.

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“Power supply sometimes faces problem due to technical problem including in transmission and distribution system, which used to take place in the past as well,” NEA Executive Director Kulman Ghising said.

The NEA is working to address them as well as soon as possible.

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Absconding gangster Manange arrested

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KATHMANDU — Police hace arrested absconding gangster and murder convict Rajiv Gurung aka Dipak Manange from the Swayambhu area in the capital on Thursday.

A police team deployed from the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, have rounded up Manange, who was elected as an independent candidate to a provincial assembly seat from Manang district.

Manange was found in hiding at Swayambhu, Teendhara area at about 7 pm, Thursday, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohan Kumar Thapa.

Manange was arrested as per the verdict of the then Appellate Court Patan, which had slapped a five-year jail term on him for involvement in ripping apart the right hand of another gangster, Chakre Milan, some 13 years ago,according to Metropolitan Police Range Office Kathmandu.

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Earlier in January, the Supreme Court (SC) had convicted Manange in an attempted murder case and sentenced him to five years in prison. He had several run-ins with the law on numerous criminal charges in the past.

A case of attempted murder was filed against Gurung at Kathmandu District Court shortly after the incident. The Supreme Court recently upheld the verdict issued by the then appellate court.

Manange was elected a member of Province 4 provincial assembly from Manang in the recent elections as an independent candidate.

Earlier, police had issued a red corner notice against Manange through the Interpol office at Nepal Police Headquarters. Police mobilized a special team to arrest him whether within or outside the country.

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