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16 killed as bus plunges in Khotang

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KHOTANG — At least 16 persons were killed and 26 other injured when a passenger bus, Ba 2 Kha 6376,  bound to Kathmandu from Khotang plunged some 300 meters down the road at Kavrepani Bhir in the district on Tuesday morning.

Police has recovered no less than 16 bodies from the mischance site at Barkhetar in Mahadibhesan VDC of Khotang.

Twenty-six others have been injured in the accident. The exact number of passengers travelling on the ill-fated bus has not been known.

Police has been trying to find the cause of the accident. Injured passengers are being rescued by a joint team of police and locals.

A joint squad from the District Police Office, Area Police Office, Arkhaule and locals have reached the accident site and carried out rescue works.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs





KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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