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26 hurt in bus accident

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CHITWAN— At least 26 people were hurt when a bus (Na 6 Kha 9366) carrying school students and teachers skidded off the road and overturned at Pullar of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-6 in Chitwan today.

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All the injured are receiving treatment at Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, said the police. The students and teachers at Someshwor Secondary School in Madi, who were on their educational trip, were returning from Janakpur when the accident occurred, said the police.

All together 34 students and teachers were on the bus.

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

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He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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