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NRA to reconstruct Dharahara on its own

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KATHMANDU — The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is preparing to reconstruct Dharahara by itself. The Dharahara was completely damaged in the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

The reconstruction of the historical and iconic structure of the capital is expected to cost around Rs 4 billion, according to NRA joint secretary Rajuman Manandhar. The NRA is working to complete the work in two years.

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Earlier, the government had initiated a campaign to build the Dharahara with domestic funds, and has collected Rs. 2.4 million so far.

Though the Nepal Telecom committed to rebuilding the structure, it pulled out after 2.5 years. However, Nepal Telecom has committed a fund of Rs 1 billion and remaining will be met through government funding, Manandhar said.

 

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2 women electrocuted in Baglung

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BAGLUNG — Two women were electrocuted in Baglung district on Saturday.

The victims have been identified as Guma Kandel, 25, and Nisha Kandel, 20 of Kathekhola Rural Municipality-6, Bihunkot. They died when they were electrocuted on their way to home from the nearby forest, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police at Baglung Bishwaraj Singh Thapa.

They had reportedly gone to collect fodder early morning but were found dead during a search by their family members after they failed to return home till late. The two caught live current from a pole of high-voltage transmission line.

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Locals have stopped the police personnel from collecting the dead bodies demanding Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) of rightful compensation after bearing responsibility of the incident.

Likewise, the agitated locals brought down the Mid-Hill Highway to a temporary halt demanding NEA to replace the faulty electricity poles in the region.

NEA’s distribution centre in Baglung has admitted that leakage of electricity from wires to the poles had resulted in the fateful incident.

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