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One killed, two other injured in police firing in Tanahun

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DAMAULI —

At least one person killed and two others were injured when police opened fire on demonstrators in Damauli of Tanahun district on Friday evening.

Police has identified the deceased as Roshan Dura (18) of Bhadgaun, Byas-1 of the district. Police said that the bullet had penetrated his mid-section.

According to the police, seriously injured Dura inhaled his last throughout treatment at the Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara at around 11 pm yesterday.

Keshav Neupane (28) and Kiran Gurung of Gorkha, who were injured in the incident, are getting treatment at the Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara, informed police.

Police informed that nine police personnel—seven Nepal Police personnel and two Armed Police Force personnel— were injured when protesters hurled stones and bricks at them.
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The demonstrators have been taking to the roads for as far back as six days fair investigation into the death of Purna Bahadur Ale.

According to police, Ale’s body was found dangling from a tree in the premises of the Bigyanchaur-based Adikavi Bhanubhakta Campus with multiple injuries.

A tenth grader at a local school who hailed from Byas municipality-7, Manahun, was found dead on Monday, two days after he had left home for tuition class on Saturday morning. Ale had been temporarily staying at his sister’s home in Nirmalnagar-1.

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Drinking water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

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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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