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Pashupati area declared beggars-free zone

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KATHMANDU — The Pashupati Area Development Trust has announced the Pashupati area as free of beggars.

Speaking at a program organised to make the announcement on Tuesday here, Minister for Culture and Tourism and Chair of the PADT Governing Council, Rabindra Adhikari suggested the PADT to help rehabilitate those making begging as profession and instead give them livelihood skills.

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According to a study, 182 people were based in the Pashupati main temple premises making ends meet by begging.

In collaboration with the Manav Sewa Ashram, so far 80 beggars have already been rehabilitated in Gongobu and Budhanilakantha Ashram, according to the PADT.

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Woman died in scooter collision

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KATHMANDU—A woman in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi died after the scooter she was riding on collided with another scooter on Monday night.

According to the police, the incident occurred when the scooter (Na 41 Pa 2675) and scooter (Na 18 Pa 1246) collided head- on in Bhrikuti Chok yesterday.

Police identified the deceased as Anisha Rana Magar 26 of Gunjanagar, Chitwan.

Immediately, she was taken to New Medical College, but died in course of treatment.

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