BHAKTAPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the security bodies to be alert to cope up the security challenges saying that some extremist forces were active to spread violence in the country.
Speaking in a program organized to confer commissioner posts on Nepal Army cadet following the training at Nepal Army Academy on Thursday, PM Oli underscored that the security agencies should be alert as security challenges might be seen at any time.
Some extremist forces were active to spread violence in the country, so security forces’ role is imperative to tackle them, PM Oli said.
PM Oli urged the security forces to ensure strong coordination and management to address the latest security challenges including the cyber crime. He praised the role of NA, saying it has popularized the country across the globe.Follow @gorkhapost
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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost