KATHMANDU — The party unity coordination committee meeting of the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) has given the responsibility of finalising the outstanding issues of the unification to the UML Chair KP Sharma Oli and Maoist Center Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.
The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar today allocated this responsibility to the two party chairmen.
Maoist Center leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha said the next meeting of the committee will determine the date for the unification of the two parties.Follow @gorkhapost
At least 5 killed in California wildfires
LOS ANGELES — At least five people have been found dead in their burned-out vehicles when an explosive wildfire swept through the Northern California town of Paradise, sheriff’s officials said Friday.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said officials located five bodies inside a vehicle overcome by the Camp Fire.
The fire also injured three firefighters but the total casualty was not yet clear.
Evacuation orders included the entire city of Malibu, which is home to 13,000, among them some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
The fire, which sparked Thursday, burnt 70,000 acres with 5 percent containment as of 10:30 am Friday local time, according to media reports.
Only a day after it began, the fire near the town of Paradise had almost quadrupled in size to nearly 285 square kilometres.
Celebrity website TMZ reported the Malibu Ridge home of Caitlyn Jenner, America’s best-known transgender person, was destroyed by the flames on Friday.
Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Melissa Etheridge were among thousands fleeing from their homes in and around Malibu from a separate fire burning north of Los Angeles.
TMZ also reported the blaze had reached the grounds of the mansion in nearby Calabasas owned by Kardashian and husband rapper Kanye West.Follow @gorkhapost