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Parties against national interest are raising issue of multi-nation : Oli

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BIRATANGAR — CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli has said that the parties who were against the national interest and welfare are raising the issue of multi-nation and multi-nationalities.

Speaking at an election programme here at Pushpalal Chok today, chair Oli said that the left alliance was forged for political stability, national prosperity and to ensure the rights to the marginalized communities.

He committed to developing the East-West Highway into a six-lane highway in assistance of US government, which is providing 500 billion US dollars for the project.

He further committed to expediting various developmental projects including mountainous and hilly roads in the region.

On another note, Chair Oli shared that then government led by him had declared Nepali Congress leaders and cadres who were killed by the Panchyat as martyrs. NC cadres Durgananda Jha, Bhim Narayan Shrestha, Yagya Bahadur Thapa and Ram Laxman were killed during the Panchyat regime.

Speaking at the same programme, UML leader Lalbabu Pandit, who is contesting polls from Morang-6 to the House of Representatives, said that the NC had pushed Biratnagar to the sixth ranking city from the first one.

He further committed to developing the Biratanagar as the provincial capital.

Also speaking at the peogram, CPN Maoist Centre leaders Lila Mani Pokharel and Morang-4 candidate Aman Lal Modi urged voters to cast votes for the left alliance candidates.

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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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