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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

NC STUDENT BODY TO MEET Kathmandu, 26 June: A meeting of the office bearers of Nepal Students’ Union (NSU), student wing of NC, decided Wednesday to hold its general convention 12 to 14 September in the capital. The decision was taken ahead of President Sushul Koirala’s visit for USA Thursday for medical treatment. A proposal to hold the convention 21 to 23 September was rejected. Nnnn . MINISTER JHA INSPECTS FLOOD HIT AREAS Kathmandum 26June: Minister for Irrigation, Umakanta Jha has visited the areas eroded by the Mahakali river this [Wednesday] morning, RSS reports from Kanchanpur. . Minister Jha visited Chandani, Bhujela of Bhimdutta Municipality-11, Badaipur and Piparaiya. On the occasion, Minister Jha said that the government has started initiatives to control the river and assured that no programmes would be stopped due to lack of budget. The Irrigation Minister said that there will be no problem of budget and added that they are ready to provide the whole amount needed to control the river. Minister Jha also informed that tender has been already called to control the Mahakali river. He said that diplomatic initiative would be taken with India to construct the embankment at Bhulela´s Zero Point in Bhimdutta Municipality-11. Flood victims demanded with Minister Jha to bring sustainable projects to control the river. Purna Nanda Joshi, a local, said that an embankment should be constructed sustainably to control the Mahakali river. Recent floods in Mahakali river has displaced hundreds of households and thousands of houses were inundated. Nnnn


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