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President Bhandari to address the Federal Parliament on March 29

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari will address both the houses of the Federal Parliament on March 29.

A Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar today fixed the date for the President’s address.

This will be the incumbent President’s first appearance at the Federal Parliament comprising the House of Representatives and the National Assembly.

Likewise, the meeting has decided to provide diplomatic passports to province chiefs and chiefs of District Coordination Committee and official passports to chiefs of Municipality and Rural Municipality.

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The meeting has also appointed Kundan Aryal as the press advisor of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Joshi will get facilities at par with senior government officials.

Likewise, Achyut Mainali has been appointed as the public relation advisor. He will get facilities at par with the state minister.

The meeting has also decided to extend the term of 13 colonels of Nepal Army by two years.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari





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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