Nepal Today

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FURTHER RELIEF FOR FLOOD AND LANDSLIDE VICTIMS ADD l Kathmandu, 19 June: An emergency meeting chaired by government Chief Khil Raj Regmi Wednesday decided to provide a relief of Rs.40,000 to each persons killed by floods and landslides this week. The official figure for dead and missing has been put at 18 and 25. Eleven of 75 dstricts have the worst affected by the natural disaster just as the monsoon broke over the country. A decision was taken Wednesday to increase capital of the Prime Ministers Relief Fund to Rs.400 million. Emergency relief was increased from Rs.50 to Rs.100 million. A long-term plan for Darchula hardest hit by floods and landslides is being prepared. Nnnn FORMER KING IN JANAKPUR Kathmandu, 19 June: Foirmer King Gyanendra arrived in Janakpur Wednesday. Rajan Group of Janatatrik Mukti Morcha is attempting to disrupt his visit with the announcement of a two-day bandh of Dhanusha and Mohottari. The then king is interactingwith locals at ahotelinthecity. nnnn. LALITPUR SCHOOLS FORCIBLY CLOSED Kathmandu, 19 June: Schools in Lalitpur were closed down Wednesday. Teachers affiliated with CPN Maoist forced closure of schools following a dispute at a school between management and a teacher. nnnn NATIONAL SWIMMING RECORDS BROKEN Kathmandu, 19 June: Shreya Dhital bettered national records she held in the two-day 18th Open Swimming Championship in Lalitpurl Tuesday. ational records. Dhital set new records in 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle events. She timed 34.69 seconds in the 50m butterfly Dhital bettered her own national record of 1 minute 10.80 seconds by clocking 1 minute 9.82 seconds on Tuesday in the 100m. freestyle. The record was set in the London Olympics. Sirish Gurung Tuesday set a new record in 200m freestyle. He clocked 2 minutes 13.84 seconds to better his own record of 2 minutes 17 seconds, Nnnn


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