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Thursday, June 20, 2013

GOVT. TEAM TO PROBE CHOPPER CRASH Kathmandu, 20 June: The government has formed a probe committee to investigate the Fishtail Air helicopter crash that took place in Humla on Wednesday, RSS reports.. The committee will be chaired by retired Brigadier General of Nepal Army Gujaman Lama and include Colonel Dipak Bastola as member and Joint-secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Buddhisagar Lamichhane as member-secretary. The helicopter was heading towards Simikot from Hilsa of Humla when it met with an accident on Wednesday afternoon. One passenger on board Tek Bahadur Patali died in the crash while the pilot David Spatel and other passengers Dilak Shrestha, Govinda Lama, AD Sherpa and Prajjwal Bhattarai sustained injuries. The probe committee has been given two months' time to complete its investigation and present its report. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has directed all sides concerned to adopt all security measures to make civil aviation sector reliable and safe. Nnnn NEPAL POLICE PREPARED FOR VOTE Kathmandu, 20 June: The Nepal Police has expressed its readiness for upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections scheduled for November 19, RSS reports.. At a news conference on Thursday, the newly appointed spokesperson of Nepal Police Additional Inspector General (AIG) Nabaraj Silwal said some 80 per cent of the entire police force could be mobilized for election security while other personnel would oversee the internal security. Presently, Nepal Police boasts of 67,181 personnel. AIG Silwal said required number of personnel would be recruited for election purposed and security provision would be arranged based on sensitivity of election booths considering the lessons of 2008 CA election. Spokesperson Silwal said the Nepal Police was carrying out rescue in the flood-affected areas in the western region. He also informed that locals have been informed in the eastern part to reduce possible damages by forming Natural Disaster Relief Committee. nnnn


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