KATHMANDU — The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has said that the Melamchi Project will bring 170 million liters water into the Kathmandu valley by next year.
Spokesperson at the Ministry, Shanker Prasad Subedi, said that the completion of Melamchi Drinking Water Project is expected to complete within next one year.
The Kathmandu valley is getting just 80 million liters of water each day against the demand of around 260 million litres.
It said Kathmandu’s water needs will be met after Melamchi project is completed.
Kathmandu denizens have been meeting their water needs from different sources including rivers, rivulets as well as underground water.
Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days
KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.
Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.
Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.
Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.
According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.Follow @gorkhapost