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Website of all 753 local levels launched

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KATHMANDU — The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has launched the website with the map of the local levels and the map portal on Thursday.

It is based on the interactive GIS portal, the Ministry said. The details to the ward level of the 753 local levels of the country can be accessed at www.mofald.gov.np/.

The portal would help make the local levels information-friendly based on information technology and to deliver good governance and transparent services by internalising the information technology, Ministry secretary Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya said

He said the local levels can add or remove its information on the website and maps as per the need. A mobile app for the Ministry has also been developed along with the website, according to Thapaliya.

The Ministry has allocated a grant of Rs 600 thousand to each local level for conducting training on IT and also assigned one information officer to every local level.

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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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