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PM directs authorities to repair Kathmandu roads within 15 days

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the concerned authority to repair the eoads of Kathmandu within 15 days.

PM Deuba on Sunday summoned ministers, secretaries and department heads of the ministers concerned with construction and repair of roads, water supply and electricity and directed them to repair the potholes and the water drainage pipe that are posing a serious threat to the lives of general public.

The PM issued such directive after rising incidents of people falling into pits and drains in the Capital.

Saying that the government was ready to allocate additional budget for the purpose PM Deuba strictly instructed the authorities concerned to repair the road cavities in the Capital.

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He also ordered the chief of concerned departments to visit the sites and take stock of the ground reality.

Last Friday, a flood on road swept away Binita Phuyal, a grade three student, in Nepaltar of the Capital. Binita dieed in course of the treatment while another school girl Satya Sapkota fell into a pit not visible due to flood in Samakhusi, Kathmandu. She, however, was immidiately rescued by locals.

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Newly appointed guvs take oath of office and secrecy

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed governors of all seven provinces on Friday amid a special function at the official residence of the President, Shital Niwas.

All seven governors appointed as the ceremonial state heads by the incumbent government on Wednesday were sworn-in at 4:00 pm Friday in Sheetal Niwas, according to Keshav Ghimire, joint secretary at the Office of the President.

Thegovernment had appointed Prof Govinda Subba as governor of Province 1, Ratneshwar Lal Kayastha as governor of Province 2, Anuradha Koirala for 3, Baburam Kunwar for 4, Umakanta Jha for 5, Durga Khanal for 6 and Mohan Raj Malla for Province 7.

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Immediately after their sworn in by the president, the election body on Friday itself handed over the name lists of those elected to the provincial assemblies under the proportional representation (PR) category in the polls held November 26 and December 7.

As per the legal provisions, the election body needs to submit the name lists of members elected to the provincial assemblies to the governors within five days after announcing the poll results.

Before that, the EC had distributed the certificates to the winning candidates, paving the way for the formation of provincial assemblies and for conducting the upper house elections slated for February 7.

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