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Some 80 trucks loaded with petroleum escorted to capital

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KATHMANDU —

Some of 83 trucks carrying fuel were escorted to Kathmandu on Saturday night and Sunday morning in the midst of the indefinite banda called by the United Madhesi Front in the Terai districts, police said.

According to police, 11 petrol-filled trucks, 46 trucks carrying LPG cylinder gas, 12 trucks carrying diesel, two transporting kerosene, and 12 containing aviation fuel were escorted to capital.
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A totalof 159 vehicles heading towards the Eastern and Western districts, which were stranded midway due to the agitation, were also taken to their respective under police escort, police said.

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha

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GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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