KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday laid the foundation stone of new office building of Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS)– the only news agency of the country.
The April 2015 devastating earthquake had caused damages to the central office building of RSS at Bhadrakali Plaza in the capital.
A new office building is under construction at the same place where more than 45-year-old RSS building is located.
The Central Project Implementation Unit under the Ministry of Urban Development has taken the responsibility of the building construction while the private construction company, Siddababa Construction Pvt Ltd, was awarded the contract for the same.
According to the contract, the building construction will be completed on Shrawan 6, 2076 BS.
Financial assistance for the construction of a well-equipped four-storied office building is assured by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).
The building will have all the facilities necessary for operating news, audio,-visual clips and photo services.
RSS has been in the service of the nation and the people through its authentic, comprehensive and diverse news services for the past five-and-a-half decades.Follow @gorkhapost
7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision
DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.
The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.Follow @gorkhapost