DANG — Two minors from Lamahi Municipality-11 in Dang district drowned while swimming in the Rapti River at Balarampur in Lamahi Municipality-9 in the district on Saturday.
The deceased have been identified as Ashraf Siddiqi (12) and Bablu Siddiqi (12) from the same locality, according to the District Police Office, Dang.
Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta
BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.
At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.
On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.Follow @gorkhapost