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President Bhandari takes oath

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KATHMANDU — Bidya Devi Bhandari has been sworn in as the President of Nepal for the second time on Wednesday.

Ousted-Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly elected Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas.

With this President Bhandari is the first President of federal republic of Nepal. She is also the first Nepali President to be elected as the country’s president twice.

President Bhandari got elected for a second term on Tuesday.

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According to the Election Commission of Nepal (ECP), President Bhandari of the Left Alliance garnered 39,275 votes. Her competitor, Laxmi Rai of the opposition Nepali Congress party secured 11,730 votes.

The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) who went on a marathon protest demanding the amendment in the country’s constitution, voted for President Bhandari in the elections.

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Met department warns of flash floods risk in hilly districts

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KATHMANDU — The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

The Meteorological Forecasting Division issued a press release today, forecasting the possibility of flash floods in small and seasonal rivers mainly in Dolakha, Rasuwa, Dhading, Gorkha, Surkhet, Rolpa, Darchula and some other hilly districts.

It has said that the possibility of waters flow in Kankai, Koshi, Kamala, Bagmati, Narayani, West Rapti, Babai, Karnali and Mahakali rivers crossing the danger line is low.

Hilly districts are likely to see rains today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and people residing near the banks of rivers and their surroundings need to remain alert.

Light to moderate rains have been still forecast for the next three days while some parts in the western part of Nepal are probably to record heavy rains.

According to the division latest details, Lumle witnessed the maximum rainfall (231 mm) today and it is followed by Jiri ( 85mm), Okhaldhunga (40 mm), Taplejung ( 26mm), Dadeldhura (25 mm ) and Kathmandu (15mm).

Today’s maximum temperature of the Kathmandu Valley was recorded at 31 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature was 20.8 degree Celsius

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