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PM Oli holds meeting with UN Secretary-General

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NEW YORK—Today, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, in New York.

Currently the Prime Minister is leading the Nepali delegation at the 73rd United Nation General Assembly being held in New York.

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According to the statement issued by the Permenet Mission of Nepal to the UN, the two leaders discussed about various aspects of assistance between Nepal and UN. They also discussed about the campaign to establish peace and Nepal’s role in it.

On the occasion, Secretary-General Guterres reiterated the pledge to continue UN assistance to Nepal for achieving the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He also acknowledges Nepal’s exemplary work in establishing democracy in a peaceful way.

Likewise, PM Oli extended gratitude to the UN for its support and assistance in Nepal’s development.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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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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