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Prime Minister Oli returning home today

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KATHMANDU—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is returning home today after participating in the 73rd United General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

Prime Minister Oli was accompanied by his spouse Radhika Shakya, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali and other senior Government Officials.

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According to the sources of the Office of the Prime Minister Oli, the team will land on Tribhuvan International Airport around 3:00 pm.

After addressing the UN Assembly the Prime Minister Oli had left for Costa Rica where he observed the Pirris hydroelectricity plant and was awarded the degree of ‘doctor honoris causa’ by The University for Peace in San Jose.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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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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