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PM Oli meets Indian PM Modi

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NEW DELHI — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a three-day state visit to India, has met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Friday evening at the latter’s official residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi.

Although the scheduled formal meeting between the two prime ministers was slated for Saturday, Prime Minister Oli paid a visit to Prime Minister of India, a day earlier.

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PM Oli arrived in New Delhi this afternoon leading a 54-member delegation—45 from Nepal and nine from India. He was received by Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh, State Finance Minister Shiva Pratap Shukla and officials from Indian External Affairs Ministry at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Likewise, acting Ambassador of Nepal to India Bharatraj Regmi, among others, had also reached the airport to welcome Oli.

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At least 5 killed in California wildfires

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LOS ANGELES — At least five people have been found dead in their burned-out vehicles when an explosive wildfire swept through the Northern California town of Paradise, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said officials located five bodies inside a vehicle overcome by the Camp Fire.

The fire also injured three firefighters but the total casualty was not yet clear.

Evacuation orders included the entire city of Malibu, which is home to 13,000, among them some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The fire, which sparked Thursday, burnt 70,000 acres with 5 percent containment as of 10:30 am Friday local time, according to media reports.

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Only a day after it began, the fire near the town of Paradise had almost quadrupled in size to nearly 285 square kilometres.

Celebrity website TMZ reported the Malibu Ridge home of Caitlyn Jenner, America’s best-known transgender person, was destroyed by the flames on Friday.

Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Melissa Etheridge were among thousands fleeing from their homes in and around Malibu from a separate fire burning north of Los Angeles.

TMZ also reported the blaze had reached the grounds of the mansion in nearby Calabasas owned by Kardashian and husband rapper Kanye West.

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