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PM urges Congress to join present government

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KATHMANDU – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) to join the present government.

Speaking at the eighteenth anniversary function of Reporters Club Nepal in the capital on Wednesday, Prime Minister Oli said that NC’s joining the UML-led government was the only way to tackle the crises facing the country now.

He further said that such a move would also pave the way for the NC to correct its past mistake of not supporting the UML during government formation.

Justifying that his recent China visit was not intended to estrange the southern neighbor, Prime Minister Oli reiterated that Nepal wants to maintain cordial relations with both India and China

Oli said that his government has succeeded in accomplishing the major task of restoring good relations with India and elevating Nepal-China relations to a new height.

Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President  and former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba underlined the need of addressing demands from across the country concerning the new constitution through dialogue.

Also addressing the function, Speaker Onsari Gharti said the constitution has ensured all the basic rights for all citizens.

Leader of the New Force campaign Baburam Bhattarai, previous Chairman of the Constituent Assembly Subas Nembang, CPN Maoist (Revolutionary) leader Mohan Baidya, leaders from various political parties and the deputy chief of mission from the Indian embassy were among others addressing the function.

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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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