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Pakistan Prime Minister Abbasi to arrive Nepal on Monday

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KATHMANDU — Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is arriving in Kathmandu on Monday for his two-day state visit, in the first high-level visit here by a foreign dignitary after K P Sharma Oli assumed office as Prime Minister of Nepal.

The Pakistani PM is making his visit to congratulate PM Oli for being elected to the post of Prime Minister.

During his visit, Abbasi will also be engaged in high-level political talks.

The incumbent Prime Minister of Pakistan is making an official visit to Nepal after over three years when PM Nawaz Sharif had arrived here to take part in the 18th Saarc Summit.

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The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu confirmed the planned visit but did not divulge details. “The visit of Prime Minister is taking place in the first week of March 2018. But we are still awaiting confirmation from Islamabad,” said embassy spokesperson Inayat Khan.

Although his visit itinerary is still being worked out, officials said Prime Minister Abbasi plans to arrive here on Monday afternoon and fly back home on Tuesday.

According to officials, Pak PM Abbasi will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Oli on Monday evening and pay a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari before flying home the next day.

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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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