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Farmers Affected By Toxic Waste From Distilleries Padlock Govt Office At Gaur
RAUTAHAT, Sept 24:As a part of their protests against pollution caused by distilleries based in Rautahat district, agitating farmers on Tuesday padlocked the office of Cottage and Small Industries at Gaur, the district headquarters.

Affected farmers have been demanding compensation since August 28 for damage caused by toxic waste released by three of distilleries -- Shreeram Distillery in Garuda, Baba Distillery in Birta and Jyoti Distillery in Pipara Pokhariya.
Adhikari Died After Refusing Food, Treatment: Govt
KATHMANDU Sept 23 : The government has said that reason behind the death of Nanda Prasad Adhikari was his denial to take food and medical treatment despite repeated requests by the government and doctors to end his fast-unto-death.

Issuing a press statement, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) said that the government made several attempts to end Adhikari´s hunger strike since the very beginning.
3 Cops Face Probe Over Chinese Inmate's Escape
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Three policemen deployed to keep watch over a prisoner who managed to escape from Patan Hospital during a follow-up treatment have been brought under the investigation to find out whether they had extended any help in the escape.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner´s Office, Ranipokhari on Tuesday formed a four-member probe committee under the leadership of Senior Superintendent of Police Hemanta Bahadur Pal to look into the matter. The committee has been asked to submit its findings within three days.
12 Killed In Jeep Plunge
MYAGDI, Sept 23: At least 12 people were killed when a jeep veered off the rod at Histan VDC-7 of Myagdi district on Tuesday.

Nine of the deceased are male while the remaining three are female, said the police.
MoF, USAID Sign Assistance Pact Worth $402m
KATHMANDU, Sept 23 : The Ministry of Finance on Tuesday signed an assistance agreement worth US$ 402 million with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The assistance is for the next five years, according to the finance ministry.

"The funds will be used over the next five years to reinforce recent gains in democratic processes, improving governance, expanding proven health interventions in maternal and child health, improving literacy, increasing economic growth, and addressing the challenges of food insecurity and climate change," the ministry said in a statement.
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