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Power production from wind successful in Mustang

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MUSTANG — Attempts made to produce electricity from wind have become successful at Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang.

A total of 1.5 kilowatt power has been generated at the attempts of Buddha Power Pvt Ltd. Company Director Puskar Timilsina said that the production would be increased on the basis on speed of wind.

Solar panels have also been installed as backup for other times as wind blows in high speed in day time in Mustang.

Timilsina said, “We have been generating power as a trail. We have been making plan to produce electricity in a professional manner after bringing a large-size machine.”

As per the study report, power could be generated from wind as wind blows in high speed at Muktinath, Kagbeni, Jomsom, Marfa and Kobang VDCs.

The power produced from wind has been installed to three houses for the time being.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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