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Rebuilding of Ranipokhari from April 24

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KATHMANDU — The reconstruction of Ranipokhari is to start from April 24, coming Sunday.

The 25 April Earthquake a year ago had totally destroyed the Balgopaleswor Temple situated in the mid-a part of Ranipokhari.

The KMC is putting its efforts to beautify Ranipokhari with the temple after around 360 years, according to Spokesperson of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Gyanendra Karki,. The KCM has put forth a plan to remove dirt and mud piled up in Ranipokhari which has not been cleaned up since long.

“The human resource required for the clean-up of mud and dirt cannot be ascertained as it has not been done since long”, said Spokesperson Karki.

A budget of Rs 120 million has been allocated for the reconstruction. President Bidya Devi Bhandari on January 16 had inaugurated the Ranipokhari reconstruction campaign.

It is noted that the Ranipokhari has possessed around 60 ropanis of land. The pond has occupied 40 ropanis.

The beautification plans include installing electric lighting, construction of rallying around the pond for the protection of the pond, planting green saplings, setting up musical fountains and construction of rounding pavement.

It is informed that the entire works will be completed within six months of the beginning of construction.


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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor





RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.

The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.

Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.

Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.

Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.

During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.

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