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Untimely snowfall in Mustang

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MUSTANG — Untimely snowfall is taking place since Wednesday evening in Upper Mustang. This is the first experience for many to see snowfall during mid-May, according to the local elders.

Snowfall began in the night followed by the heavy rainfall in the evening, with the Muktichettra, Dalome and Lomantang rural municipalities affected by it.

Snow as high as half a feet has accumulated and snowfall continued as of its morning, according to Amit Tulachan from Chasang. The rain and snowfall is likely to impact the ongoing works in the Beni-Jomsom-Korala road and affected public transportation linking Jomsom to Upper Mustang.

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Farmers are also worried that off-season snowfall would have adverse impact on their apple farms and other crops.

Meanwhile, the Muktinath temple premise is also covered in snow. However, it will not impact preparations for the visit of the Indian Prime Minister, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police of Mustang Ramhari Pandey. The preparations have reached the final stage.

Efforts are also underway to clear public transportation along the Beni-Jomsom road that has been obstructed in various locations as a result of the rain and snowfall.

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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists

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DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

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Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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