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Quake survivors displaced by landslide in Keraunja

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GORKHA — The ceaseless fall of landslides from the cliff above the human settlement has displaced earthquake survivors residing in 113 makeshift huts at Keraunja-1 of northern Gorkha.

The displaced victims have been residing in open ground of local forest since Wednesday afternoon after the landslide caused damages to their shelters.

The landslide that occurred on June 2 and August 22 of 2015 had swept away the entire human settlement of Karaunja-4. As many as 137 households rendered displaced from the village due to landslide fear had constructed huts on the land of ward no 1 for their livelihood.

The mudslide is daily phenomenon at the onset of monsoon, said Sanu Ghale of Keraunja-1. “The landslide falls with big noise”. The villagers have reached the forest area in search for a secured place to live in with the landslide occurring almost every day.

According to Kaji Gurung of Keraunja-4, the displaced locals had constructed huts in the land which saw cracks and holes after the 25 April 2015 landslide.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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