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Local Entrepreneur Sets Up Fund For Elderly
NIRAJAN POUDEL
Ganga Maya To Remain In Hospital For Three More Weeks
REPUBLICA
Neither her son nor relatives turn up to see her her

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Even after ending her nearly one year long hunger strike, Ganga Maya, the widow of Nanda Prasad Adhikari, is still lying on the hospital bed. Doctors say she needs to stay on the hospital bed for at least three more weeks. She is in a delicate condition and needs to be kept in close supervision of doctors, said officials at the Bir Hospital.

"She has not eaten anything for nearly a year," Dr Swayam Prakash Pandit, the hospital director, said. "She needs care and support for a few more weeks."
Police Destroy Over 3,000 Liters Of Illegal Alcohol In Valley
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Police in Kathmandu raided three private homes in Kathmandu Valley on Monday and destroyed over 3,000 liters of illegally-produced alcohol.

A police squad deployed by the Metropolitan Police Circle Office, Swayambhu on Monday raided a house being used for producing illegal alcohol at Chaumati-15 of Kathmandu and destroyed over 2,000 liters of alcohol including raw materials used in the production.
Govt Told To Ensure Smooth Supply Of Construction Materials
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU,Oct 20: A sub-committee under the parliamentary Industry, Commerce and Consumer Welfare Committee has urged the government to ensure smooth supply of construction materials like sand and aggregate at the earliest.

A meeting of the sub-committee held on Monday asked government officials to work in coordination with different line agencies to make sure that construction materials are not in short supply.
No Lights This Tihar, Tweeple Flay NEA
SANGEET SANGROULA
KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Two days after the government issued a notice urging people not to organize Deusi-Bhailo programs after 7 pm, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) on Monday asked the public not to use decorative lights that consume high-amount of electricity during Tihar, the festival of lights.

However, NEA´s appeal has drawn widespread criticism. Social media networks like Facebook and Twitter were flooded with comments criticizing NEA throughout Monday.
In a public notice issued on the eve of the five-day festival beginning Tuesday, NEA urged the people not to use electric appliances like rice cooker, iron, air conditioner and refrigerator from 5 pm to 10 pm from October 22 to 25.
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