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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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RJPN splits in its anniversary, disgruntled leaders form new party

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KATHMANDU — A dissatisfied leaders of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) including Vice Chairman Ashok Kumar Yadav announced on Friday that they have quit the party to form a new party under his leadership.

Organising a press conference at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Friday, Yadav and 32 other members left the party and announced a new party named Rastriya Janta Party (Loktantrik). According to which Ashok Kumar Yadav is appointed as a coordinator, Ritesh Kumar Singh, deputy coordinator and Jeevan Shah as general secretary.

Subash Chandari Biraji and Jeevan Sah have been appointed as General Secretaries in the 11-member ad hoc committee while Sadhana Yadav and Lakki Sharma as Secretaries, Madhu Maya Yadav as Treasurer and Dipendra Yadav as spokesperson.

Likewise, Dharma Raj Gupta, Bipana Acharya and Sambhu Pandit are the members of central ad hoc committee.

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Coordinator Yadav accused the party leadership of remaining indifferent in piling pressure on the government to amend the constitution.

Saying that Madhes is still lagging behind in terms of development, Yadav said the Rastriya Janata Party (Democratic) will focus its activities on development.

LAst year on the same day on April 20, 2017,six Madhes-based parties — Mahantha Thakur-led Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawana Party, Mahendra Yadav-led Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party, Sharat Singh Bhandari-led Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party and Rajkishor Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum- Ganatantrik and Anil Jha-led Nepal Sadbhawana Party– had announced their unification to form Rastirya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN).

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