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One killed in police firing in Birtamod

Gorkha Post



JHAPA —  One person has been killed and other ten persons were injured in police firing in Birtamod of Jhapa district on Friday.

The deceased has been identified as local Rajesh Thapa. Thapa breathed his last on the way to the Mechi Zonal Hospital.

Police claimed they had to open fire after the protesters staged demonstration defying curfew imposed by the local administration since this afternoon.

The Local Administration has imposed curfew in the area after the situation turned violent following a clash between locals and police personnel. The curfew was imposed from 1:30 pm today till further notice from Mahananda Chok in North,Buspark area in East, Charpane in West and Birta Bazaar in South.

Police said that they have also detained 36 protesters.

The clash erupted after the security personnel tried to control demonstrator demanding action against three people arrested on the charge of murdering 11-year-old Laxman Siwakoti in Arjundhara on September 30.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar





PACHTHAR — A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

The problem arose after the local market management committee removed water pipes installed in the bazaar area. Per household here was getting 50 liters of drinking water once in two days before this.

Water scarcity here is not a new occurrence at Yasok which normally remains dry, but the complete disruption in the supply of taps water has paralysed the life, according to local hotelier Keshab Thapa.

There is no natural or artificial water source nearby the area and locals are forced to dependent on the supply by the local government through tractors in a very limited quantity.

The rural municipality has started fetching water from the local Chhorunga stream and distributing it to the locals. Tractors are used to transport stream water to the area.

Earlier, the 650 households at Yasok were using drinking water supplied by the Yasok Deurali Drinking Water Project. Regular supply (once in two days) was too less to meet demand. There is a demand for some 250,000 liters of water at Yasok per day.

According to Yasok Market Management Consumers Committee secretary Mahendra Bahadur Khadka, water pipes were removed (without any alternative arrangements) in course of market management efforts and it will take some more days to restore them and water scarcity is to go for more few days

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