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Pakistan PM Abbasi returns home

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has returned home this afternoon after wrapping up his two-day Nepal visit.

Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada and Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi, bade farewell to the Pakistani Prime Minister at VVIP longue of Tribhuvan International Airport.

Before returning home today, Prime Minister Abbasi paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and addressed a programme organised at SAARC Secretariat.

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Similarly, the Pakistani Prime Minister also held meeting with Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre), Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ this morning.

On Monday evening, Prime Minister Abbasi met with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli and held discussion on various issues of mutual interest.

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3 die as building collapse near Delhi, dozen more people feared trapped

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NEW DELHI — At least three people have confirmed died after a six-storey building collapsed and fell on another building in Greater Noida near New Delhi of India on Tuesday night.

The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team has recovered three bodies from under the debris of the building that collapsed in Greater Noida’s Shah Beri village.

Bodies of two people were first recovered from the remains of the four-storey building at around 1:15 am. Six hour later, a third body was recovered. A woman is among those who died in the collapse.

At least a dozen more people including children are feared trapped in the debris,the police say.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate and the police to monitor relief and rescue activities along with the NDRF team.

The agitated locals say though the buildings collapsed at around 8:30 pm, the police reached the spot almost an hour after they were informed.

Meanwhile, three people, including the man who owned the under-construction site, have been arrested, police said.

Eighteen families lived in the building in the Shah Beri village, according to reports.

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