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PM Oli returns home after India visit

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home on Sunday after completing his three-day official visit to neighbouring India.

Upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu,PM Oli was received by House of Representatives Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara along with other officials.

Speaking to reporters after arrival, Oli said Nepal’s relation with India has improved following his visit. He said Nepal had always wanted to maintain good ties with India and relation between the two sides won’t turn sour until someone spoils it.

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Oli said the two sides had agreed to implement the past pacts signed between the two countries.

PM Oli,after assuming office, had embarked on his first foreign state visit to India leading a 45-member delegation team, on the invitation of Indian PM Narendra Modi.

Oli held meeting with senior Indian political figures including the Indian president, PM and other political leaders.

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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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