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Water pipe laying for Melamchi project picking up pace

Kathmandu : The laying of water pipes for much-awaited Melamchi Drinking Water Project has been speeded up in Kathmandu valley. The project aims to supply water to valley's dwellers within the Nepali month of Asoj, a project official said. Out of the total 670 kilometers of water pipes to be laid for the project, the installation of pipes has been over on 585 kilometers, said project chief of the project implementation directorate Tiresh Khatri. Water that will be supplied through tunnel will be filtered in Sundarijal before distributing at homes of Kathmandu dwellers through various 11 tanks set up in the valley. For some locations, old two water tanks located in Anamnagar and Minbhawan will be used while out of the total nine other new tanks to be built, the construction of five

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Parties start consultations for consensus government

Kathmandu: Parties have started discussions on the formation of a new consensus-based government as per the Article 298 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal following the resignation from his post by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'. PM Dahal resigned on May 24 as per the understanding his party, the CPN (Maoist Centre) reached with the Nepali Congress at the time of the formation of the incumbent government that they would take turns in heading the government after nine months. The top leaders of all the political parties representing in the Legislature-Parliament held discussions in this connection today during a meeting convened by the Nepali Congress, the largest party in the Legislature-Parliament. The meeting was held at the Parliament Building, New Baneshwar.

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