RATNANAGAR — At least 19 persons were injured after the bus they were travelling on rammed into a truck from behind in Tikauli jungle area between Ratnanagar and Bharatpur Municipalities of Chitwan on Monday.
The incident occurred when the speeding bus (Ga 1 Kha 5064) en route from Bharatpur to Tandi rear-ended the truck (Na 5 Kha 1012) heading towards the same direction in the jungle area, police said.
The injured including the bus driver were rushed to the Chitwan Medical College where they have been undergoing treatment, informed police.
However, four of the injured are in serious condition, according to District Police Office, Chitwan. Police have detained the truck driver for further investigation, said police.Follow @gorkhapost
All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled
KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.
All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.
A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.
Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.Follow @gorkhapost