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Rescue efforts underway to save 20 trapped climbers in Sarebung Peak

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KATHMANDU — Rescue endeavors is underway to safeguard trapped climbers in Sarebung Peak (6346 meter) in Mustang.

Police said that two choppers of the Simrik Air have been dispatched for rescue operation.

Total 20 climbers including two German nationals were trapped following a strong snowstorm on Saturday morning.

The German nationals have been identified as Tobias Grokenen (48) and his wife Gudrun Ingrid Ziermann (44).

The incident occurred while they were climbing down the peak, the District Police Office, Manang, informed.

Saribung peak is the wonderful trekking experience in the remote and untouched land of Western Nepal that follows the trail through Upper Mustang region.

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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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