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1 killed, eight injured as wedding bus meets with accident in Dhankuta

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DHANKUTA – One person killed and and eight others were injured when a bus carrying wedding attendants met with an accident at Dhankuta Municipality-3 along the Koshi Highway on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as bus driver Bijay Lamichhane (30) of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City, Sunsari, according to the District Police Office, Dhankuta.

The incident happened when the bus (Ko 1 Kha 2932) heading towards Itahari of Sunsari from Jitpur of Dhankuta fell about 100 meters down the road at Dhat in Dhankuta Municipality-3 at around 8 am today.

Dhirendra Mishra (36) of Dhankuta Municipality-5, Yuvaraj Subedi (40) of Murtidhunga-8 of Dhankuta, Tekendra Ojha (24) of Dhankuta Municipality-5, Umakanta Paudel (40), Krishna Paudel (60), Pabitra Ojha (35) and Shekhar Paudel (23) of Dhankuta Municipality-3 and Yagyanidhi Paudel (38) of Hattikharka-6 of Dhankuta were injured in the incident.

The injured have been taken to the District Hospital for treatment, said informed.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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