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PM Oli takes stock of mucisian Amber Gurung’s wellbeing

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday went to the Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital to see ailing musician Amber Gurung.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister pledged support as much as possible on behalf of the government in the treatment of Gurung, according to Gurung’s aide Ratan Chand.

PM Oli also talked to Gurung’s family members and doctors involved in his treatment and took note of Gurung’s health situation.

Accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Bhim Rawal, Oli spent around 20 minutes at the hospital talking with doctors attending to the 78-year-old musician and his family members.

Earlier this morning, Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai had also visited the composer of Nepal’s national anthem at the hospital.

Meanwhile, Gurung’s health condition is reported to be critical but stable.

Gurung, who underwent treatment in Gurgaon-based Medanta Hospital for tumour on his food pipe some months ago, was rushed to the hospital after obstruction in the food pipe last week.

He suffers from diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor

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RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.

The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.

Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.

Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.

Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.

During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.

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