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President Bhandari stresses on effective implementation of Disaster Management Act

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has emphasized on the need of effective implementation of the Disaster Management Act for mitigating the natural and man-made disasters.

Inaugurating the international conference on geological disasters here today, the Head-of-the-State said Nepal’s terrain comprising of the Tarai plains in the south, the hilly region in the middle and the Himalaya mountain in the north has made its geography naturally splendid but it is equally vulnerable from the disaster perspective.

The President further insisted that this fact should be well taken into account. She expressed her belief that the effective enforcement of the Act would help lessen the loss of life and properties due to the disasters like flood, landslide, earthquake and fire.

“Attention should be paid towards the topographical features and its management for sustainable development,” she added.

Even now the earthquake survivors are living in the temporary shelters. The reconstruction works should be made more effective and prompt, the President reiterated.

On the occasion, the President felicitated 12 individuals including geologist Krishna Prasad Kafle.

Four hundred fifty geologists from more than 30 countries around the world are participating in the four-day conference organized by Nepal Geological Society.

More than 200 working papers will be presented and discussed in the conference, besides making an assessment of the post–earthquake reconstruction works undertaken in the country since April 25, 2015.

In the inauguration session, Society president Dr Kabiraj Poudel, vice-president Dr Ganesh Ntah Tripathi, conference organizing committee coordinator Dr Ranjan Kumar Dahal and general secretary Dr Kamala Kanta Acharya shed light on various aspects of the conference.

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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