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PM addresses nation from Rara Lake on New Year

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MUGU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has addressed the nation on the occasion of the Nepali New Year 2075 from Rara Lake on Saturday. For this, on Friday Prime Minister Oli left Mugu district from Kathmandu.

Addressing the nation, PM Oli said the new government is committed to developing and raise the country to new height. He stressed the need for filling the gap between the rich and poor people to develop the country.

The PM further reiterated that the significant role played by people in bringing democracy and federal republic respectively in the country saying, “The government will formulate policy and programmes in coordination with local level and provincial government”

PM Oli is accompanied by Minister of Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Minister of Defence Ishwor Pokharel and Minister of Tourism Rabindra Adhikari for the inauguration of the event in Mugu.

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He is scheduled to inaugurate Karnali-Rara Tourism Year-2075 BS later. The cabinet meeting of Karnali Province on March 10 decided to observe the Nepali New Year as Rara-Karnali Visit Year-2075.

The Karnali province government has requested all domestic and international tourists to visit Rara once in a lifetime to experience natural beauties of Karnali.

A Cabinet meeting of the province was held on Friday where the ministers raised issues of connectivity in the region through construction of international airport and road system, Giriraj Mani Pokharel said.

PM Oli also launched the School Admission Campaign too from Mugu today itself. He had visited Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve in Baglung before arriving in Dolpa on Friday evening.

The PM decided to visit the province after Karnali Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi formally invited him for the inauguration of the event.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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