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KMC Campaign To Promote A Walking Culture
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Kathmandu is becoming less walkable city day by day - thanks to ever-rising number of vehicles, haphazardly erected buildings and other infrastructures. In a bid to promote walking culture in the city, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office has planned to launch a weeklong ´Kathmandu walks´ campaign starting September 20.

A press release issued by the KMC office states that ´Ktm Walks´ or "Hindau Kathmandu" is a campaign to reclaim the streets occupied by vehicles and promote walking and cycling. During this campaign motor vehicles will be barred in certain stretch, and the space will be exclusively provided for the people to walk, cycle, meet, play etc. According to the statement, the walk would be organized in the core areas of the city like Basantapur and Darbarmarg.
Flood Victims Have Just Rs 850 To Celebrate Dashain
DEVENDRA BASNET
DANG, Sept 18: Two weeks ago, Minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa arrived in Dang district to meet the flood victims.

In Urahari and Phulbari, two of Dang´s worst flood-affected villages, Thapa assured the flood victims that he would do all he could to ensure that they celebrate Dashain, the most important festival of the Hindus in Nepal, in the best possible way.
Govt To Mark National Family Planning Day
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: While Nepal is among the countries with very high child marriage prevalence, awareness about family planning low among the people. Amid this grim scenario, the Ministry of Health and Population has decided to mark September 18 as National Family Planning Day.

A statement issued by Family Planning Association Nepal (FPAN) said the ministry has already given its nod for marking the National Family Planning Day on September 18. "The association had been lobbying for marking Family Planning Day," the statement read.
British MPs Plant Trees In Nepal
REPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Sept 17:A group of British parliamentarians who are currently on a visit to Nepal took out some time of their busy schedule to plant trees in Lalitpur district on Wednesday.

The British MPs led by Sir John Paul Stanley, chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) of the British parliament on Nepal, planted trees with their respective names tagged on them at Padalu community forest area of Lubhu village. The British MPs urged the local community to help preserve the trees planted by them and also vowed to come back to see their grown up trees in future.
Nepal Becomes First In SE Asia To Administer IPV
MYREPUBLICA
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepal has become the first ever country, among the 11 South East Asian countries, to use the latest antidote to Polio, Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV).

Nepal is honored with this title after Minister for Health and Population, Khagaraj Adhikari, handed over the vaccine for administering to a 14-month baby girl named Shanta Limbu, in a programme organized here Thursday.
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