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Prez Bhandari lays foundation stone for Earthquake Memorial Park in Barpak

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GORKHA — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has laid the foundation stone for the development of quake Commemoration Park at Barpak in the district.

Barpak is the epicenter of the last year’s devastating earthquake that caused huge casualties and damage of physical property in the country.

The park is being constructed in memory of the persons killed in the Gorkha Quake last year. The park will be constructed at an area covering Barpak ward no. 4 and 5.

President Bhandari also laid the foundation stone for the construction of a house of quake survivor Gopal BK.

After laying the foundation stone, President Bhandari released the name list and details of the quake survivors receiving grants from the government side.

President Bhandari also attended a programme held in the premises of the Himalayan Higher Secondary School. After inspecting Barpak area for around 45 minutes, President Bhandari left for Laprak, said Superintendent of Police Janakraj Pandey.

The Non Residential Nepalese (NRN) is to support the reconstruction projects in Laprak.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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