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UNESCO Director-General Bokova calls on PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Visiting United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General, Irina Bokova called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at latter’s office Singh Durbar today.

On the occasion, Bokova welcomed the new constitution of Nepal and wished for materializing the commitment of the government, expressing UNESCO’s support for the reconstruction of cultural heritages damaged by the last year’s earthquake.

According to PM Oli’s foreign affairs expert Gopal Khanal, Director-General Bokova committed to support for reaching education to the people of remote and rural areas and women and children.

Similarly, PM Oli expressed gratitude to the support of the UNESCO and wished her a successful second term to the post of Director-General.

Bokova arrived here on Sunday for a three-day visit on Nepal.

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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