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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Monday, June 10

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 10, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (June 10, 2019).

Kailali windstorm victims deprived of relief

Two people were killed and many others were injured as the windstorm tore through three western Tarai districts of Kailali, Kanchanpur and Bardiya on Thursday evening.

“More than 7,000 houses were damaged in the windstorm. Electricity and drinking water supplies have been disrupted, and infrastructures worth millions of rupees have been destroyed. But the authorities have failed to carry out effective relief works in the affected area,” said Khadka Raj Joshi, a civil society leader of Dhangadhi.

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Chances of tuberculosis spread high in prisons, officials say

With at least 39 inmates at the Central Jail suffering from tuberculosis, six of them with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, the jail administration is concerned over the possible spread of the highly contagious disease among healthy prisoners.

As the TB bacteria spread through air exhaled by infected individuals, doctors recommend isolating TB patients.

But the Central Jail, which holds prisoners more than twice its capacity, has no facility just to keep its TB infected inmates.

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Controversial bills set to flare up tensions at House

At least half a dozen bills, brought up without proper discussions with the stakeholders, have courted controversy over their contents, leading to protests from stakeholders and civil society.

Registered at the Parliament Secretariat, the bills are now the property of the federal parliament. With the government refusing to withdraw them, it is up to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the National Assembly to decide on ways to take them forward.

Earlier, the government had bulldozed the Medical Council Bill on the back of its numerical strength at the House despite the protest from the opposition.

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Public Complaint Unit has not received a single complaint in 4 months

The Public Complaint Unit, also known as Hello Mahaganagar, a hotline service, was established by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City to address problems faced by the public within the metropolis in 2017.

However, since its establishment, it has not been doing much. The reason: people have not been calling up the hotline. In the past four months, the office says it has not received even a single complaint.

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Nepal will have to wait a few more days before the rains come down

Nepal will have to wait for a few more days before the heavens open up and the rains come down to water the parched fields. The monsoon delivers 75 percent of the rains that fall annually in the country, and farmers are constantly scanning the skies for the clouds to start pouring so they can plant the all-important paddy crop.

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Published: 10-06-2019 19:00

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