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PM Oli apprises parliament of India visit agenda

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday has briefed the House of Representatives and informed the parliamentarians about various agenda to be raised during his upcoming official visit to India.

The Prime Minister, in his address, revealed the agendas including reconstruction works, Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project (PMP), completion of postal highway, railway projects among others that will be discussed with the Indian government in the visit.

Oli, who will begin his three-day visit from Friday informed the Parliament that his government always wanted to have balanced relation with the neighbouring countries.

Praising the support provided by the India during the 2015 earthquake, Oli said, “I will discuss the projects that were committed to be reconstructed by India after the devastating earthquake.”

“We will go unified for the development and the promotion of the nation. We obviously will go forward in the developmental activities and also will maintain harmonious relations with our neighbouring nations for the purpose of development and prosperity,” PM Oli said.

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During the address, Oli said that Nepal’s relations with China and India was closer and their relations with them would deepen furthermore.

“We will not do such kind of activities that fragments the unity or spring up the feeling of disparity developing the relation of mutual benefit and understanding,” Oli added.

The Prime Minister made the commitment to present forward the previously agreed issues treaties and make the updates over the issues which requires attention with time.

“This time also I am not going to pile up additional agreements, I would focus on turning the relations into reality, and how we can turn it to practice or be effective,” Oli said.

During the latter’s visit, PM Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are also set to inaugurate an integrated check post, which is built in the town of Birgunj in Nepal.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari





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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